The district administration, the zilla panchayat, the Department of Kannada and Culture, and Jagadguru Siddarameshwar Mahasamsthan of Bhovi Gurpeetha will observe the 840th birth anniversary of Siddarameshwar on February 3 on the Old Middle School ground here. ressing a press conference on Friday, Immadi Siddarameshwar Swami of the gurupeetha here said that the State government had released Rs 5 lakh for the function. While the district administration would meet all expenses, the gurupeetha would extend cooperation.

To a question, the seer said that the bhovi community did not agree with the recommendations of the A.J. Sadashiva panel on special quota in reservation.