Shanta Biotechnics Limited founder K.I. Varaprasad Reddy and Srikakulam District Collector G. Venkatram Reddy on Monday laid the foundation stone for construction of accommodation building at Ghantasala Smaraka Peetham at Lankapeta village, located on the outskirts of Srikakulam. Both of them offered special prayers at Siva Sakthi Kshetram, located adjacent to the peetham where Maha Sivaratri utsavaram was held in a traditional manner. Master T. Sharatchandra, a renowned singer, established the peetham.

With the donation of one acre of land by Nallanna brothers for the peetham, the accommodation building was planned to provide more amenities to the devotees who come from different parts of the State. Mr. Varaprasad Reddy promised support to the peetham which proposed Veda Pathasala, Community Hall, and GVR Memorial Park on the premises of the Peetham.