Mangaluru: Pradeep Kumar Kalkura held a press meet at the Press Club Urwa here, on January 1.
Speaking to the mediapersons, Pradeep said that for the fifth time on behalf of the citizens of Mangaluru, Pejawar Mathadeesha Vishweshthirtha and Vishwaprasanna Thirtha will be felicitated in the city Town Hall. Mayor Jacintha Vijay Alfred will preside over the function.
“A procession of various artistes, bhajan troupes, chende, will be organised from Sharavu Mahaganapati temple at 4:00pm along with the Mathadeesha. This is a special programme of historical significance so all are requested to take part in the procession,” he added.
Dakshina Kannada District minister in-charge, B Ramanath Rai, Udupi District minister in-charge Vinay Kumar Sorake, Former Minister Oscar Fernandes, MP Naleen Kumar Kateel, Minister U T Khader, Minister Abhay Chandra Jain, MLA J R Lobo, MLC Ivan D’Souza, MLA Mohideen Bava, MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, religious leaders and other leaders will be present.
“At 3:30pm there will be a cultural programme from various famous artistes and their students,” Pradeep said.
Shashidhar Hegde, Prof Puranik and Chandra Shekar Shetty were also present.