Mysuru, February 13:- “Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar’s contribution to education, literature, arts and culture of the country is immense. The Maharaja’s birth anniversary will be observed by JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Archaeological Museums and Heritage Department, Government of Karnataka and JSS College for Women, Saraswathipuram, on February 15 and 16 at the Navajyothi Auditorium of JSS College for Women, Saraswathipuram in the presence of seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji,” said secretary of JSS Mahavidyapeetha Dr C G Betsurmath.
He was speaking at the press conference held at JSS College for Women here on Thursday.
“The programme will be inaugurated by District in-charge Minister V Somanna on February 15 at 11 am. The programme will be presided by Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, MLA SA Ramadass and Mayor Tasneem Bano will be the chief guests,” he said.
Prominent scholars Dr Pradhan Gurudutt, Dr MN Nandish Hanche, Vidwan HV Nagaraj Rao, Dr Rama V Bennoor, Prof HL Chandrashekar, Dr Shelvapillai Iyengar, Dr Gavisiddaiah, Dr RD Pavamaana, Dr K Sadashiva and Dr S Chandrasekar will present paper on life and achievements of Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar on February 15 and 16. Dr MB Nagaraj, Dr Mallepuram G Venkatesh, Dr JV Gayathri, Dr SK Aruni and Prof PV Nanjaraja will preside at the respective sessions.
The valedictory programme on February 16 will be presided by MLA L Nagendra. Deputy Mayor C Sridhar, Director of Archaeological Museums and Heritage Department T Venkatesh and Deputy Director of the Heritage Division of the Archaeological Museum and Heritage Department Nirmala Matapathi will be the chief guests.
Padma Shri award winner and editor of ‘Sudharma’ daily KV Sampath Kumar and Vidushi KS Jayalakshmi will be felicitated on the occasion. Dr Kripa Phadke and team will perform a dance-glory programme based on the novel on Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, at 5 pm.
“An exhibition of photographs, documents, pictures and souvenirs of Wadiyar will be organised in collaboration with the Karnataka State Archives Department, Archaeological Museums and Heritage Department, Jaganmohan Art Gallery and Ramsons Kala Pratishtana,” he added. (KS, NGB)