Mysore/Mysuru: As Mysuru Zoo is closed for public due to COVID-19 lockdown, Suttur Mutt and JSS Mahavidyapeetha donated Rs.5 lakh towards maintenance of animals and birds at the Zoo.
The cheque was handed over by Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji to Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) Member-Secretary B.P. Ravi and Zoo Executive Director Ajit M. Kulkarni through Ministers Jagadish Shettar and S.T. Somashekar, at the Mysuru Branch of Suttur Mutt, foot of Chamundi Hill on Friday.
MP Pratap Simha, MLAs S.A. Ramdas, G.T. Devegowda and B. Harshavardhan, former MLAs A.H. Vishwanath and M.K. Somashekar, Mayor Tasneem, Dy. Mayor Sridhar, JSS Mahavidyapeetha Executive Secretary Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, S.P. Manjunath, S. Shivakumaraswamy and others were present.
It may be mentioned here that the Mutt has been donating Rs.1 lakh to Zoo every year to feed the denizens for a day, on the occasion of Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji Jayanti on Aug.29.
Donation to CM Fund
JSS Mahavidyapeetha Government Employees House Building Co-operative Society donated Rs.2.5 lakh towards CM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The cheque was handed over by Society President S. Puttarajappa and Directors Nanjundaswamy, S. Nandish and J.C. Rajanna in the presence of Ministers Jagadish Shettar, S.T. Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj, MP Pratap Simha and MLA S.A. Ramdas.