Mysuru, January 18:- Pathi Foundation and followers of Dr Shivakamara Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt offered prayers at Venugopala Swamy Temple on Tyagaraja Road in the city on Friday.
“Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had told if north India has Ganga, south India has Siddaganga. The veteran seer provides free education, food and accommodation for the poor students. We would be happy if the government honours him with Bharat Ratna,” said Parthasarathy of Pathi Foundation.
“Shivakumara Swamiji has not discriminated anyone based on caste and religion. He treated everyone equally. He educated lakhs of students. The central government should immediately announce Bharat Ratna for the seer,” said Vikram Iyengar.
Former corporator Yamuna, Thayuru Vittala Murthy, Siddappa, N Prakash, Nagaraj, Naveen Kumar, H V Bhaskar, Mahadeva Swamy, Madan Kumar, Naveen Kumar and others were present. (MR/KS)