Mysuru, September 22, 2019: “Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s service to the society is immense,” opined Sri L. Revanasiddaiah, DGP (Retd.) and Chairman of the Gubbi Thotadappa Organisation.
He inaugurated the 104th Birth celebrations of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, the 23rd Pontiff of Suttur Math, held at the Gubbi Thotadappa Dharma Samsthe Student Hostel, in Sardar Vallabhbhaipatel Nagar, organized by the Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Seva Trust, Mysuru. In his address he opined that the Paramapujya Swamiji had opened free students hostel and even provided food to the students coming from rural areas during his time itself and thus became a ray of hope for thousands of students. “I am one among them,” he added.
Chief Guest Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Agriculture Scientist, and Padmabhushan awardee in his address observed that there are many opportunities for the students to achieve in today’s advanced education system. He called upon the students not to misuse science and try to protect the culture and traditions of the country and become good citizens of the nation.
Prof. Puttabuddhi, President of the organization presided over the function. In his address he recalled the lack of food materials during those days and appreciated the Paramapujya Swamiji for overcoming all the problems and being successful in providing free food to the students of the hostel. “May his blessings be upon all of you,” he said.
Prof. Nanjundappa, Vice President, JSS Senior Students’ Association was present on the dais. Earlier, the programme commenced with an invocation by student Sachin. Sri Akshay Mallappa, Trustee welcomed the gathering. Sri Duggahatti Mallikarjunswamy compered and other Trustees Sri Prabhudeva, Sri Srikantaswamy, Hostel warden Sri Anandamurthy, parents of the hostel inmates and students were present.
Sri L. Revanasiddaiah, DGP (Retd.) addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 104th Jayanthi Mahotsav of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahawamiji, organized by the Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Seva Trust, Mysuru. Akshay Mallappa, Prof. Puttabuddhi, Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Prof. Nanjundappa and Duggahatti Mallikarjunswamy are seen in the picture.