Mandya: Srirangapattana Dasara will be a three-day feature this year and will be held from October 9 to 11. Jamboo Savari will be held on October 9.
Presiding over a meeting held to discuss Srirangapattana Dasara-202 at his office in Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday September 20, Sericulture and Youth Empowerment and Sports Minister Dr. K. C. Narayan Gowda who is also the Mandya District In-Charge Minister directed the officials to take measures to celebrate Dasara in a meaningful manner. As Jamboo Savari is on October 9, measures will be taken to bring howdah elephant after holding talks with Forest and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Departments, he said.
Minister said, “Sports Department shall make arrangements related to Fit India, Kabaddi and wrestling matches. To promote rural talents, cultural programmes involving local troupes will be organised along with poets’ meet.”
The main thoroughfares of Srirangapattana should be illuminated along with government buildings. The achievers in various fields and those who rendered services during Covid crises should be identified and selected, the minister told the officials.
“Boating should be conducted at Kerethonnur in Pandavapura and KRS backwaters. Besides, water sports should be organised,” added minister. The tourist spots should be cleaned, especially the procession route – Raja Beedhi. The Health and Family Welfare Department should create awareness on Covid third wave. Mask, sanitiser and maintenance of social distance should be compulsory. Health check-up camp should be conducted along with organising exhibition, he informed.
Deputy Commissioner S. Ashwathi, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Divya Prabhu, Superintendent of Police Dr. Ashwini, Dr. Bhanuprakash of Shaswati Dharmika Kriya Samiti, Personal Secretary to the minister Prabhakar, Assistant Commissioner Shivananda Murthy, Srirangapattana Tahsildar Shwetha and Information Officer T. K. Harish were present.