Shiggaon to grow as a big skill development centre: CM Bommai

Speaking after inaugurating a new bus depot of Shiggaon

Pragativahini News, Shiggaon :
The Government Tool room and Training Centre will be established in Shiggaon taluk soon. A foundation stone will be laid for this modernised training centre in many technologies. Through this, this taluk will be developed as a biggest skill development training centre, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking after inaugurating a new bus depot of Shiggaon in Haveri division of NWKRTC and laying foundation stone for the new driving and technical training centre here on Sunday, he said it was a decade old wish to have a bus depot for Shiggaon and even there was problem regarding the land. Now it has been sorted out and the centre is being established at a cost of Rs 28 crore. The bus depot was required in the wake of development of the surrounding places.
The CM said Shiggaon has the best ITI college and Bankapura has a polytechnic college. Along with this, a training centre is being opened . His plan is to set up a technology based training centre in Shiggaon taluk. Even private players are interested to open the skill development centres here and the government is ready to provide all the facilities. Efforts are being made to bring JCB company’s training to Shiggaon. If it comes here,  the youth could undergo training. Talks are on to bring the automobile industries here. Soon, a 350 MPLS capacity ethanol manufacturing unit will start functioning and it will benefit farmers.
The CM directed the authorities of NWKRTC to formulate a special plan to provide the bus facility to school students. The government has plans to start the buses for the school kids in private partnership and it will be launched statewide and launch will be from Shiggaon town. Through this, a pilot project of providing the bus facility for the school kids in time will be launched.
Labour Minister Shivaraj Hebbar, MLC S.V.Sankanur, NWKRTC Vice-Chairman Basavaraj Kelagara and others were present.
Late Hanumanthagoudar introduced progressive farming 50 years ago, says CM Bommai: 
Shiggaon is primarily an agriculture-based taluk and farmers of this taluk are very honest. It was late Hanumanthagoudar who had shown how to do agriculture and what crops must be grown to make profit, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking after inaugurating Hanumanthagoudar Patil Kalyan Bhavan and Patil Comforts here on Sunday, he said late Hanumanthagouda Patil belonged to a most respected family of Shiggaon and the people of entire taluk were treating them with respect. In memory of Dr Hanumanthagoudar and Late Shankargoudar, Siddanath Patil has built a big Kalyana Mantap. It is common to see the attendance register in schools and factories but late Hanumanthagoudar had maintained the attendance register for agriculture and maintained it for almost 50 years. In the book he would mention about the use of fertiliser, seeds and taking care of bullocks. Former CM, S.R.Bommai had a lot of love and affection for him. Their family has always been known for helping people.
Said no to elections
Bommai said late Hanumanthagouda and late Shankargouda had cared a lot for the development of Shiggaon Taluk and Hanumanthagoudar refused to enter politics and contest in 1978 elections in spite of pressure from local people. His son, Shankargouda contested in the election and lost, and he never returned to politics. In a land dispute, he was not happy with the performance of the advocate. So, he did law, obtained a degree, argued that case and won it. “I am always indebted to Shankargouda Patil family and I cannot forget the love, affection and guidance shown by him. He guided for the overall development of taluk without any expectation. Patil should have lived for some more years. We have become poor after losing him”.
Sri Sangameshwara Swamiji of Viraktha Mutt,Shiggaon, late Shankargouda Patil’s wife, Susheelamma Patil, former MP Vijay Sankeshwar, Shivangouda Patil and others were present.

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