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Belagavi gets a holy bath during VVIP visits only

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by Sanjay Deshpande

Belagavi is a popular place to hang out for a day or two for many frequent visitors, especially from Goa, Pune, and Mumbai. Compared to the metros, it’s a tiny city, but with a flavor of mixed culture now.

The resident industrialists in 50’s and 60’s dreamt about making this an industrial city, but somehow, presently this place has become a great educational hub.


Many newly sprung colleges catering various courses has led to an increase in the population of the city to great extent. As a result, the civic infrastructure has somehow had to be geared up to cope up with conditions, but as we all can see, it has been failing to do so.

The current occasion of the winter session, the city corporation and PWD is taking all efforts to clean and asphalt all the roads covering the potholes overnight. All main roads, not only were swept but washed thoroughly through corners and corners with the power water pumps. Dividers are been painted all the reflecting driving signs were cleaned. All the heaps of garbage lying around each corner of the roads were cleaned up in the best manner.

It so felt that this beautiful city took a “holy bath” after a long long time! The point is, Why all this? only because of the VIPs are visiting the town? Isn’t it the duty of the city corporation to maintain such cleanliness all the year round?

The citizens don’t need cleanliness but only politicians need?

I am aware, that corporation takes all the actions immediately after making a complaint. If we call the hotline of the city corporation for any complaints, they care to take the note of it for sure. but Why should this happen anyway? Why should the system give a chance to complain?

It has a become a habit of the governance on every level, that it won’t act unless you complain. The local corporators and the local area sanitary inspectors lack the basic interest in cleanliness. Someone has to energize all these people with the spirit that NOT only my house, but this whole city belongs to me, and we all must keep it clean all the time!

Sanjay Deshpande is a noted and versatile sitar player who is known for presenting a variety of music forms on his Sanjaykhani Sitar.

6 thoughts on “Belagavi gets a holy bath during VVIP visits only”

  1. These so called VVIP’S should be paraded in dirtiest places its unfortunate common man as to bear brunt of foolish governance, Do we dnt deserve better roads or only better roads are meant for VIP ..

  2. Ye Hain India mere Bhai
    Jaha har ek mamuli government officer ek badshah
    VIP ki kya kahene
    Yeh terminate Nahi suspend Kiya jata hain yane
    vacation on half pay without leave days being deducted
    aur har ek citizen e kachre se BHI Kam ki value rakhta hain
    Wah re India
    Poooooraaa system change Karna padega
    And every government works has to be outsourced
    All govt. Officers to be removed
    Else no chance for another 1000 years atleast

  3. This is common that the King, chief or Head of the society is given top respect with very VIP treatment than a common citizen, And common citizens must respect the leaders of the country/state/district/taluka/village and of course our family elders. This is the culture running from thousands of years. And coming to the cleanliness of our city first responsibility again comes to the common man who is residing in the city using every thing in the city limits should be change the habits of making dirt around our leaving place/ home/city/ public places. After this the work of government bodies begin like cleaning the garbage throwing areas , gutters, public places. We have a mentality that every thing must work for us easily and without much effort, Once this mentality is erased then only our character and the city will be clean. This is possible only with small changes as our father of the nation Gandhiji did follow in his life time.

    • Very well said!
      Let’s take a pledge to do our duty of keeping our surroundings clean… let’s make Belgaum an example of good citizenship.

  4. Well we must be greatfull for this as none of the other north Karnataka city get this treatment every year everyone get a business doneat the end of the year


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