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PM greets Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt on his 110th Birthday

PM greets Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt on his 110th Birthday
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Tumakuru, Apr 1 (UNI) Thousands of people thronged the Siddaganga Mutt here to greet and seek the blessings of Sri Shivakumara Swamiji who turned 110 years today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being among first persons who greeted the noted social activist and sought his blessings. "Birthday wishes to the venerable Sree Shivakumar Swamiji. His service to society has positively impacted several lives," the Prime Minister had stated in his message. The Seer, in his message to the people, said, 'When there is unrest in the whole world, India is capable of leading the world to achieve global peace.' As the day began, thousands of people thronged the Siddaganga math at Kyatsandra on the outskirts of the city to seek blessings of the Swamiji who has himself earned nick name 'Walking God' for his selfless service to human kind. The entire Town wore a festive look with all roads leading to the math decorated with with flowers and green leaves. Governor Vajubhai Vala inaugurated a programme organised to mark the occasion. The citizens' committee organised a 'Shobha Yatre' in Tumakuru. Former Chief Justice of India M N Venkatachalaiah took part in the event. Arrangements had been made to serve food to as many as one lakh people at seven different places on the mutt premises, to mark the 110th birthday of the seer. Born on April 1, 1907 to a farmer couple in an obscure village in Magadi taluk in Ramanagaram district, Sri Shivakumara Swamiji has been conferred with Padma Bhushan by the Union government and Karnataka Ratna, the highest civilian award by the State government. Swamiji's Guru Kula houses more than 8500 children of age group 5 to 16 years and is open to children from all religions, castes, and creeds, who are provided free food, education, and shelter (Trivida Dasohi). UNI MSP CNR CS 1433

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