After more than a year after the death of Dr. Vishnuvardhan, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has woken up and come forward to pay tribute to the veteran Kannada actor in a unique way. In its council meeting on Monday, the BBMP has decided to name a main road and a park in Jayanagar in Bangalore after Dr Vishnuvardhan.
In the meeting, the BBMP had taken a joint decision to call the the road between Sarjapur and Kengeri as Dr Vishnuvardhan road. Meanwhile, it has also planned to name the public park in 4th T block, Jayanagar as 'Dr Vishnuvardhan Vishranthi Vana". Now, it has issued a notice to the public of these localities to get their no objections to its decision within 30 days.
The BBMP's decision is coming out after the Bellary Corporation planned to install a statue of late Dr. Vishnuvardhan at a park in the city and name the park as 'Dr Vishnuvardhana Park". It should be recalled here that earlier, the corporation had also installed a statue of Dr Rajkumar at a garden in Bellary and named it after the legendary Sandalwood actor.
However, it is very painful here remember that after the death of Dr. Rajkumar, the BBMP had announced to erect a 13 feet Brass statue of 'Annavru' in front of Town Hall, but due to one or the other reason it is postponing the installation of the statue. Although the statue is ready, why is it delaying the installation process? Even bigger question is whether it will bring its promise into action in near future. Will the BBMP answer these questions with its immediate action?