Raitha Dasara on October 18, 19

Farmers and agriculture scientists would be felicitated on October 18 at ‘Raitha Dasara’ at Kalamandira in Mysore.

At a press meet here on Monday, president of Raitha Dasara sub-committee Nagaraj Malladi said that three general farmers, two each from horticulture, animal husbandry, sericulture, fisheries, irrigation and youths would be honoured along with two agriculture scientists.

He said, the two-day event would be inaugurated by medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas on October 18 at 10 am at Kote Anjaneya Swami Temple on Palace premises. Procession of cultural troupes would be taken out from the temple to Kalamandira. Along with kamsale, karadi kunitha, veeragase, nandi dhwaja, nadaswara, tableaus and bullock carts, Tibetan troupes would perform in the procession for the first time in three years of celebration of Raitha Dasara.  Quiz for farmers has been organised. About 25 stalls would be set up for exhibition of agriculture related products. Elaborating on the event, he said, various sports for farmers are being organised on October 19. First three winners from taluk-level Grameena Dasara are eligible to participate in the Raitha Dasara sports meet.

Sports

Malladi said, slush race would be conducted at Varuna village while other sports would be conducted at  Oval Grounds. Fertiliser carrying race, where farmers have to carry bags filled with fertiliser, shot put, pot race for women in two groups will be held.

Three farmers from each taluk could participate from all seven taluks. Transportation facilities for participants would be organised. Farmers would also be taken for sight seeing around Mysore, he added.

Kala Mela

Dasara Kalamela sub-committee is organising a state-level expo as part of the festival. Students of visual arts, vocational and freelance artists will be provided an opportunity to display their artefacts here. Separate prizes would be presented under different categories. Those interested may send their artefacts to the Dean, CAVA, Mysore, before October 17.

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