Many Dasaras in 'Dasara 2011'

Slice of cultures: Seminar on domestic violence coincides with actor Darshans episode

Yes, ‘Nada Habba’ Dasara this year will be an amalgamation of many Dasaras, a mix of heritage, religious harmony (souharda), reformation (parivartana) and ‘Dasara Hind’ (title for winner in wrestling).

This was disclosed by medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas on Saturday at meet-the-press programme organised by Mysore District Journalists’ Association (MDJA).

Heritage will be the focus with most of the programmes highlighting its significance, only to spread the rich culture and tradition of the land. In Yuva Sambhrama, the particcipating students have been asked to wear costumes in sync with the heritage value of the city, besides dance ballets on historically significant issues. 

Keeping in mind the number of heritage structures in the city listed at over 190, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) will be meeting for ‘heritage council’ on September 26 at 3 pm. The councillors will deliberate on the related topic on the day. An exclusive programme has been organised on the same day at Maharani’s College here to create awareness among college students especially among girls, about the culture and tradition.

Also essential is bringing all irrespective of communities under one banner and ‘Souharda Dasara’ planned on October 2 vouches for it. It’s also more meaningful for the day being observed as ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ and religious heads belonging to different communities — Hindu, Muslim, Christian, etc, will take out a rally. Domestic violence that has not even spared the elites in the society, especially with the recent episode of Kannada cine actor Darshan allegedly assaulting his wife, raising serious concern, is a topic here. A seminar on ‘Domestic Violence Act’ has been organised on the same day with women advocates participating in it.

Parivartana

Not to confine the jail inmates behind bars, ‘Parivartana Dasara’ on October 3 aims at providing a platform for the prisoners at Mysore Jail to unveil their talents. Besides, VIPs will join them for lunch. The minister also said that arrangements will be made to bring them for Dasara events, to enable latter to be a part of the festivities. Vintage vehicles are making a come back with a rally — irrespective of types — two wheeler or four-wheeler scheduled on Ayudha Puja day, eve of Jamboo Savari. The motors will move on ‘Jamboo Savari’ route on the day.

Deputy commissioner P S Vastrad, who is also Dasara special officer asserted that ‘Astan Vidwan’ award conferred on eminent music personality every year on the eve of ‘Jamboo Savari’, has been rescheduled. To avoid inconvenience, the award will be conferred on the opening day of the festivities on September 28.

International delegates will also be a part of the grand finale. However, five countries have confirmed their participation in Yuva Dasara. They are — Nepal, Sri Lanka, Venezueala, Tibet and Rwanda and a few more countries are expected to participate.

On attractions, he said the city will be witness to a sound and light programme in three different venues from Sunday (Sept 25) from 6.30 pm onwards. MCC commissioner K S Raykar and ZP CEO G Sathyavati who were also present at the programme couldn’t put forth their views, as they along with other officers had to hurriedly leave owing to the arrival of a top officer from Bangalore.

Erring babus to face music

Minister S A Ramdas on Saturday warned of booking criminal cases against the officers concerned if found callous in implementing Dasara related works. The minister said that he will be inspecting the works on September 26 and the erring officers will have to pay for derelictoin of duty.

Highlights

* Poura Sanmana for Jnanpith awardee Dr Chandrashekar Kambara on October 1
* Heritage Council on Sept 26
* Souharda Dasara on Oct 2
* Parivartana Dasara on Oct 3
* Vintage vehicles rally on Oct 5
* Foreign delegates for ‘Jamboo Savari’

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