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    Havaldar Manesh also saw action during the Kargil conflict.

    Havaldar Manesh also saw action during the Kargil conflict.

    Manesh, a young National Security Guard (NSG) commando, was incapacitated in the 26/11 attack in Mumbai. But he has no regrets. He has lost control over the right portion of his body and uses a crutch to walk. “I have the satisfaction of having served my motherland,” the young and handsome former soldier told The Hindu. He was conferred the Shaurya Chakra for his act of bravery.

    During an interview on the sidelines of the unveiling of the statue of Major Mangerira Muthanna here on Thursday, Havaldar Manesh recalled the horror of 26/11. He was part of the 250 NSG commandos airlifted from Delhi to fight the Pakistani attackers and positioned at Nariman Point, one of the spots targeted by the terrorists.

    “I killed two of them,” he said proudly. While proceeding further, a terrorist lobbed a hand grenade, which landed on his helmet and exploded, blowing it to smithereens. He does not remember what happened afterwards, but he was shifted to a hospital by a rescue team. Three splinters of the grenade entered his head. “I still have one inside my skull,” he said. Doctors saved his life after a highly complicated surgery. “I was in coma for two months,” Havaldar Manesh said.

    His heroics are not just limited to 26/11. He saw action in the Kargil conflict while serving with the 27 Madras Regiment and took a bullet in the hip. He was in hospital for two months, but it took him almost a year to fully recover. Later, he joined the NSG in Delhi and underwent rigorous training for six months before being drafted into service.

    He recounts his Kodagu connection where his parents, Mukundan and Saraswati, lived in Jodubeeti near Ponnampet for several years. He is their third son. However, he now lives in Kannur in Kerala.

    Havaldar Manesh killed two terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai attack

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> National / by Jeevan Chinnappa / Madikeri – December 11th, 2010

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    November 30th, 2016adminEducation, Sports

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    International excricketer David Johnson, who was in town recently, inaugurated the Dr Akhil Kuttappa and Ashwath Ayyappa Memorial Cricket tournament for high school students on Sunday.

    Addressing the students, the cricketer said, “Sports activities are as important as the regular curriculum. Students must develop a sportive spirit. Cricket has undergone a lot of changes in the past five years. Students can become good sportspersons, if they decide to.”

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana Kodagu Vidyalaya, General Thimmaiah Public School, Rajeshwari School, St Michael School, St Joseph School, National Academy Gonikoppa, Sacred Heart School, Coorg Public School, Blossam and Crescent School teams took part in the tournament.

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kodagu Vidyalaya principal E Seenivasan, Kodagu Vidyalaya member K S Devaiah, Ram Bopanna and Munir Ahmed were present.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS / Madikeri – November 27th, 2016

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    November 30th, 2016adminAgriculture, Green Initiatives / Environment

    The State government has initiated the process of setting up an Agro-Forestry Research Station on 100 acres of land in Madapura of Kodagu district under a project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

    Announcing this while replying to BJP member Appachhu Ranjan during question hour in the Assembly on Friday, Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences had made a proposal to the government to set up such a research station under the Agro-Forestry Research Project of the ICAR.

    Following this, the Agriculture Department had written to the Horticulture Department to provide 100 acres from its 300-acre land in Madapura, he said.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by Special Correspondent / Belagavi – November 25th, 2016

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