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Mahadevappa had discussions regarding how to observe Dasara simply at the district level. He stated that the government level will make a decision.


In light of the drought, the Karnataka government has decided to tone back Dasara celebrations in Mysuru, according to minister for social welfare HC Mahadevappa.

Mahadevappa, who is also the minister in charge of the Mysuru district, posted on microblogging site X, “In view of the poor rainfall in the State and the distress caused to the farming community, the state government has decided to celebrate Dasara in a simple and meaningful manner.”

This year, from October 16 to 24, the authorities had huge plans to celebrate Dasara. For the occasion, the Mysuru district administration has also asked for a grant of more than 30 crore rupees. However, district administrators aware of the changes said that certain extravagant programs might be cut back.

In light of the drought in the state, the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, the Sugarcane Cultivators Association, and other organizations had also called for a low-key celebration.

Mahadevappa held discussions about how to celebrate Dasara simply last week at the district level. He stated that the government will make a choice about the occasion. Mahadevappa’s comments on a low-key Dasara drew criticism from Mysuru Hotel Owners’ Association President C Narayanagowda, who advised the state government to refrain from making such statements.

It would be preferable to refer to it as ‘Traditional Dasara’ instead. Otherwise, there will be confusion among the visitors who visit Mysuru each year for Dasara, he warned.

“The emphasis should be on reducing extravagant spending like organizing ‘Yuva Dasara’ and forgoing inviting outside artists for cultural programs, which will save several lakhs of rupees on its own. He suggested inviting local artists to perform.

In the meantime, the state BJP used Twitter to criticize the Siddaramaiah-led Congress administration for choosing to observe a straightforward Dasara. It tweeted in Kannada, “While it spends crores on pointless events, the government led by @siddaramaiah has decided to celebrate a simple Dasara.”

This year’s Dasara celebrations in Mysuru will feature an air display and an exhibition, according to Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

The I.N.D.I. has a statue of Rajiv Gandhi.The @INCKarnataka government has millions of rupees to hold a summit for the benefit of missionaries and minorities. But the drought and a lack of funding prevent the government from holding events like the Hampi festival, Dasara, or giving grants to Kannada universities.

“Siddaramaiah had previously stated that there was insufficient funding for Dussehra celebrations, yet Tipu Jayanti was lavishly observed. Why does it behave in this manner during Mysuru Dasara, it continued.

Every year, during the festival of Vijayadashami, the celebration, which draws tourists from all over the world to the city of Mysuru, is grandly celebrated.

Due to a weak monsoon, the Karnataka government designated 195 taluks in the state to be drought-affected last week. Among these, it revealed that 34 taluks had been deemed to be moderately drought-hit and 161 taluks had been deemed to be severely drought-hit.

Source- Hindustan times
Link- https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/dasara-celebrations-setto-be-scaled-down-in-mysuru-minister-101695409646947.html


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