BBMP extends Ganesha Festival to eleven days

Amidst rising complaints about sound pollution from Basavanagudi residents, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has extended the Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava celebrations to 11 days this year.

Amidst rising complaints about sound pollution from Basavanagudi residents, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has extended the Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava celebrations to 11 days this year. The event will be held at the National College grounds.

Earlier, the festival, which usually falls in the month of September, was a five-day cultural fair at the APS College Grounds, Basavanagudi. But, the BBMP council meeting held on Wednesday decided to extend the event, organised every year by Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Meanwhile, Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun clarified the decision can be changed if sound pollution complaints are received from the residents.

“If residents complain about sound pollution during the five-day extension, we can change the decision anytime in the council after considering the pros and cons. The Ganesha Festival committee had requested us for the extension in advance,” said Mallikarjun.

The Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava of Basavanagudi, has completed 56th year in 2018. Every year, the mantapa (marquee) for the festival is made to resemble the architectural marvels of Karnataka. Musicians, theatre groups and ballets from across the country perform at the festival.

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