Bengaluru: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa released a postal stamp of Bengaluru founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda on Sunday to mark his 512th birth anniversary.
The CM also flagged off the construction work of Kempegowda Study Centre, which will be built in the Jnana Bharathi Campus of Bangalore University.
The centre will be built at the cost of Rs 45 crore and will engage in studies throwing light on the history of Kempegowda, as well as the state, about the concepts which Nadaprabhu had about urban development and administrative structure, CMO said.
The event took place at Banquet Hall of Vidhana Soudha, Nirmalananda Swami ji of Adichunchanagiri Mutt, Shivaratri Deshikendra Swameeji, Siddalinga Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt, Nanjavadhuta Swamiji, Chandrashekhara Swamiji of Vishwa Okkalligara Mutt among others graced the occasion.
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Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayana who is the Vice-Chairperson of Kempegowda Heritage Area Development Authority visited the Veera Samadhi of Nadaprabhu, located at Kempapure in Magadi Taluk. He examined the progress of the works taken up for the development of Kempapura.