Band stand at Kuppanna park to resonate with music

If all goes well, the band stand at Nisad Bagh popular as Kuppanna Park in the city will renew its ties with music brining back the lost glory, promising to enthrall connoisseurs of music on select occasions.

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has plans to re-introduce cultural programmes with the performance of police band, the pride of the city on public holidays and weekends at the park and the artistes from Kannada and Culture department.

The park near Hardinge Circle in the city now wears a renewed look with the city corporation developing the facility at the estimated cost of around Rs 70 lakh under the chief minister’s special grant of Rs 100 crore.

Commissioner of MCC M R Ravi said that a missive has been sent to the office of police commissioner, seeking his take on the proposal (police band). On such occasions, the entry to the park will be charged at Rs five per head, the commissioner added.

On the ownership of the park, with State horticulture department writing to MCC to hand over the same, the commissioner said that they have put forth a condition to equally share the revenue generated from gate entry to hand back the park. He also clarified that the park remains to be a property of the civic body according to the documents available. It was handed over to the horticulture department earlier and had remained under their care till recently.

Band stands

The band stands at Kuppanna Park, Rajaram Agrahara, Chamundipuram Park among a few others have their roots with the erstwhile rulers of Mysore. It was during the reign of  Wadiyars, band stands were constructed at the parks to occasionally entertain the music lovers with police band.

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