Mangalore, Oct 14 (UNI) Karnataka Governor P Rameshwar Thakur today said that all steps will be taken to safeguard communal harmony in the state, especially in view of the contentious Dattapeetha campaign to be held at the sensitive cave shrine in Chikmagalur district next month.
Speaking to newspersons here, he sought the people to feel that they belonged to one community and one religion and keep away from narrow religious sentiments.
The Governor was in the city to inaugurate the Navarathri festival at Sri Kshetra Kudroli Gokarneshwara Temple, the first public function attended by him after assuming the office as the Governor.
He declined to react to questions on political issues and said that his first priority was to maintain the law and order in the State and bring justice to all religion, caste and creed.
Inaugurating Navarathri festival after offering special Pooja at Goddess Sharadamba temple in the same temple, he said that the preachings of Sri Narayana Guru was still relevant to the society.
Later addressing officials at a meeting, he asked them to submit a detailed plan for the development of infrastructure in the state to be taken up during the next six months. Infrastructure facilities like road, water and sanitation should be given priority, he said.