Makkala Dasara, a roaring success

Last Updated 20 October 2012, 17:36 IST

Amidst thunderous cheers from more than 1,000 children who thronged Jagan Mohan Palace for three days making Makkala Dasara a huge success, the event concluded with prize distribution recently of various competitions held.

Third edition of ‘Makkala Dasara’ has facilitated many new comers. It has provided a platform for many budding talents. The competitions held in three categories- first to fourth standard, fifth to seventh and eighth to tenth along with a category for special children.

The venue has been a witness of various contests- music, fancy dress, special children, drawing competition, puppet show, folk dance competition, yoga competition, Bharathanatyam competition, filmy dance competition and also other cultural performances by students of Mysore district.

Special children from about six various institutions have participated in the contests organised for them for the first time. Audience opine that their performances were on par with those of other children.

More over, they were happy to involve themselves with other children which also facilitates them to enter the mainstream.  Secretary of the committee C Lingarajaiah told Deccan Herald that the special children had been given consolation prize, not to disappoint them of their participation.

Participants of the event were taken on trip to places of tourist interest. While 196 of them visited Mysore Palace, 100 visited Mysore Zoo and 75 were taken to magic show.

Apart from competitions, for the first time was organised a puppet show, ‘makkala santhe’ and also exhibition of various craft items prepared by students of more than 45 schools along with Scientific model exhibitions. Decorative items prepared by them were also put on sale. Students and teachers were seen explaining the models prepared by them to visitors enthusiastically. 

It was a totally refreshing event for children and also a creative one. It increases their interest to partake in Dasara activities and gives them an opportunity to showcase their talent, added Lingarajaiah.

(Published 20 October 2012, 17:36 IST)

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