Davanagere. September 22; On the occasion of former minister SS Mallikarjun’s birthday, the fans of Davangere were engaged in the celebration from midnight. SSM fans cut a cake at 12 midnight at SS Mallikarjun’s residence in the city. Shamanur Arun Kumar of the fan club expressed his appreciation by placing around 400 kg of apple juice through a crane. More than five thousand Congress workers wished SSM. Later, SS Mallikarjun along with his father and MLA Shamanur Sivashankarappa cut a cake and celebrated with family members. Flexes and banners wishing SSM were flying all over the city. Various programs were organized by fans in the main circle of the city. In the 19th ward of the city, milk, fruits and sweets were distributed to the houses from 6 am today. The fan group had already organized a blood donation camp across the district and conducted 5555 blood collection campaign. Today also the SSM Yuvashakti group conducted a blood donation camp in the government school of Shamanur and then distributed clothes and books to the school children. SSM conducted a portrait procession in about 55 autos.