Siddaganga Swamiji's name for Bharath Rathna: Mr Kumaraswamy
Tumkur, Apr 7 (UNI) The Karnataka Government will recommend the name of Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math for Bharath Rathna Award, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said today.
Speaking at a function brought up to celebrate 99th Birth Anniversary of the Swamiji here, he said the Government will elebarate the Birth Centenaury of the Swamiji next year as a State function.
Lauding the contributions made by the Swamiji in the field of rural development, Mr Kumaraswamy said that a State level award in the name of Swamiji for Rural Development will be instituted.
Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who also holds Finance portfolio, assured to earmark Rs Five Crore for the Birth Centenuary celebrations.
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