Mane Mane Dasara from Monday

Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna announced that ‘Mane Mane Dasara’ would be held in the city between September 19 and September 25.

Addressing a media conference at the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) premises on Wednesday, the mayor said as part of the programme, sports and cultural competitions would be held in all wards of the city.

Corporators and MCC officials would organise the programme, she added.

In order to keep tradition alive, she said doll show would be held in each ward and ward-level and city-level winners would be identified on September 30.

District in-charge minister S A Ramdas is expected to inaugurate the programme in a ward on September 17.

With the association of Mysore Hotel Owners Association, tourists from abroad and other states would be able to visit 10 houses with the best doll collection on October 2.

A package for tourists is also being arranged and stress would be on introducing them to local delicacies, Mysore Mallige, Mysore Pak, Mysore Peta, Mysore Villedele, Mysore Sandalwood, Mysore Silk, Mysore Tonga and paintings, which form a part of the city.

Interested participants have to register with the MCC zonal offices between September 15 and 17.

Competitions

Sports competitions for both men and women include 200 metre running race (for those aged between 18 and 25 years), 100 metre running race ( for those between 25 years and 54 years) and 50 metre running race (55 years and above).

Shot put for both men and women in three categories and breaking the pot event would also be held.

Exclusive competitions for women include rangoli and flower arrangement.

Women may also participate in lemon and spoon competition, which have been divided into three categories based on age.

Cultural programmes for both men and women include reciting film songs, musical chair and bhavageethe. Dasara doll show is exclusively for women. Qawali would also be introduced this year.

MCC Commissioner K S Raykar and Mysore Hotel Owners Association president M Rajendra were present.

Rs 10 crore for road works

MCC Commissioner K S Raykar said Rs 10 crore has been released for road repair work. Also, work in Chamaraja constituency has already started at a cost of Rs 12.10 lakh. He said 90 projects have been taken up across the city. 

Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna disclosed that each ward would be given Rs 25,000 for organising the ‘Mane Mane Dasara’. Unlike previous year, only trophies would be given to the winners, she added.

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