Guruji Birth Centenary celebrations : One lakh participants expected in Mysore

via HK published on January 4, 2007

Mysore : More than one lakh people are expected to take part in the historic Hindu mass rally being organised here on Jan. 7 (Sunday). Hectic preparations are afoot for the mega event. Saffron flags with ‘Aum’ written in Devanagari script are aflutter all over the city on both electric poles and specially erected flagposts for the past few days. The event is being organised under the auspices of Sri Guruji Birth Centenary Committee on Maharaja’s College Grounds. At 9 am on the day of the rally, more than 25 different cultural troupes are marching from the front of Gun House to the South of Mysore Palace and will proceed to the venue of the rally. More than 10,000 people are participating in the procession, said the organisers. Sri Mummadi Chandrashekhara Shivacharya Swamiji of Palace Japadakatte Mutt will grace the function. Sri Trinetra Mahanta Shivayogi Swamiji of Sri Durdandeshwara Mahanta Shivayogi Mutt and Sri Jagadathmanandaji Maharaj of Ponnampet Ramakrishna Sharada Ashram will deliver benediction. Dr. K. Chidananda Gowda, former Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University, will preside. Manchanaiah, retired Deputy Controller, Department of Legal Metrology, will be the chief guest. Pravinbhai Togadia, International General Secretary, Vishwa Hindu Parishat and Dr. K. Prabhakar Bhat, Convenor, Karnataka Southern Region, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangha, will take part in the event as chief spokespersons.

In connection with the historic event, already saffron flags have been fixed in all the 65 Wards of Mysore City Corporation at the rate of 100 to 250 flags per Ward, apart from 10 to 15 banners. Flex boards with pictures of eminent persons, numbering nearly 120, famous in the fields of literature, science and others along with messages have been displayed on the stretch of Chamaraja Double Road from Maharaja’s Sanskrit College to Ramaswamy Circle. Activists of the Parishat have started visiting the homes of Hindus in the city and surroundings and distributing the pamphets relating to the rally.

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