Basava Kendra would organise a programme at Basava Kendra in the city on August 20 to observe the birth centenary of writer Jayadevitayi Ligade, pontiff of Basava Kendra Basava Marulasidda Swamiji said. Pontiff of Murugha Math Shivamurthy Murugha Sharana will inaugurate the programme at 3 p.m.

Writers Kalyana Rao Patil and Jayashree Dande would speak on the life and literary achievements of Jayadevitayi, he told presspersons in the city on Saturday. The valedictory of Keertana Shravana, series of programmes on Keertana art form would be held at 6.30 p.m. Deputy Commissioner M.V. Vedamurthy, the former MLA H.M. Chandrashekharappa, Assistant Director of Kannada and Culture Department N. Hari Kumar will take part in the programme. Artist Gangadhara Shastry will render a Hindustani vocal concert. President of Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha’s district unit Rudramuni Sajjan was present.  

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