Mysore/Mysuru: Showering of petals on the portrait of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda marked Kempegowda Jayanti celebrations, organised by the District Administration in association with Kannada and Culture Department, at Maneyangala in Kalamandira premises here this morning.
Chamundeshwari MLA G.T. Devegowda offered floral tributes to the portrait of Kempegowda. The District Administration had kept the celebrations a simple one in the wake of COVID-19 crisis, with no procession or cultural events.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA G.T. Devegowda lauded the contribution of Kempegowda. “Nadaprabhu Kempegowda had planned and built Bengaluru Fort and is also known for his contribution to societal reforms and building several temples and water reservoirs in and around Bengaluru town,” he said.
MLA L. Nagendra, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr. B.S. Manjunathaswamy, Karnataka Exhibition Authority Chairman Hemanth Kumar Gowda, Assistant Commissioner Dr. N.C. Venkataraju, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Shivakumar, MyLAC Chairman N.V. Phaneesh, District Vokkaligara Sangha President G. Manju, Department of Kannada and Culture Assistant Director H. Channappa and others were present.
District and City BJP also celebrated Kempegowda Jayanti at its Office in Chamarajapuram this morning. City BJP President T.S. Srivatsa offered floral tributes to the portrait of Kempegowda.