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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Commemoration programme on Nov 17

Udupi: The Consumer Forum is organising the decenial commemoration programme of late Dr P Narayana Rao couple at the premises of District Consumer Information Centre here on Nov 11.

Dr Rao was the Principal of Poorna Prajna College, Udupi and had served as the professor at the St Aloysius College, Mangalore, as the Principal of Vidyadayini College, Surathkal and also as the English Professor at the Kolhapur University. Known for his simplicity and selflessness, Rao had served as the convener of Udupi Balakedarara Vedike founded by Dr K P S Kamath. His wife Vinutha Rao had joined him in the consumer movement. Convener of the Vedike, K Damodar Aithal in a press release stated that Prasara Bharati Chairman M V Kamath would preside over the programme whereas General Manager of Syndicate Bank, Devananda Upadhyaya would inaugurate the programme.

On the occasion, CEO of Udupi Zilla Panchayat, P Hemalatha would release the book ‘Consumer Jurisprudence –An Introduction’, written by U G Kamath and the second edition of book ‘Mahithi Hakku-2005’ written by H Shantharaja Aithal.

Dr Rao’s contemporaries Prof Nataraj Dixit and Panduranga Shanubhag would share their memories about Dr Rao. Senior Divisional Consumer Sales Manager of Indian Oil Corporation, Ullas M Kamath would be the chief guest at the valedictory programme. P Rabeendra Nayak would preside over the programme. President of the Human Rights’ Protection Foundation, Dr K Ravindranath Shanubhag would speak on the consumer movement, Aithal added.

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