Utilise Dasara funds judiciously, DC instructs sub-committees

State government has sanctioned Rs 12 crore for Dasara celebrations this year

Utilise Dasara funds judiciously, DC instructs sub-committees

With the State government sanctioning Rs 12 crore for Dasara celebrations this year, a meeting to allot funds for various Dasara sub-committees was held here, on Monday.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, instructed the officials to prevent unnecessary expenses during Dasara celebrations, and use the funds judiciously.

“Sub-committees concerned must plan the programmes according to the funds allocated. If possible departments should try to use the funds sanctioned to them or try getting sponsors for various activities during Dasara,” she said.

She said that out of the Rs 12 crore, Rs one crore each had been allotted for Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts for conducting various activities. Of the funds allotted to Mysore district, Rs one crore had been allotted to Sports sub-committee; Rs 13 lakh for film sub-committee; Rs 35 lakh for wrestling sub-committee; Rs six lakh for Mahila Dasara sub-committee; Rs seven lakh for Makkala Dasara sub-committee; Rs three lakh for welcoming sub-committee; Rs seven lakh for Yoga Dasara sub-committee; and Rs six lakh for Fine Arts sub-committee.

With the district administration deciding against giving bouquets and garlands to guests in the forthcoming Dasara celebrations, Shikha instructed the Fine Arts sub-committee to organise a drawing competition ahead of Dasara, so that the paintings made in the competition could be given as gifts for the visiting guests and dignitaries.

Tent Library

The ‘Tent Library’, an initiative by the Department of Public Libraries and Mysore Library and Information Scientists Association (Mylisa), was inaugurated by the Deputy Conservator of Forests, V Karikalan, on Monday.

The library, located inside the tent school for children of mahouts and kavadis, consists around 100 books, which include brief biographies, comics and children’s periodicals.

N S Harinarayan, secretary of Mylisa said that library was very essential to inculcate reading habit among children. Apart from the library, several activities have also been taken up on a daily basis to encourage reading habit among children, he said.

Librarians and experts in the field will also deliver lectures to students on topics such as story telling, newspaper reading, book identification, handling of books and others from September 1 to 30.

Heads of sub-committees

The Dasara Executive Committee has announced presidents and vice-presidents of various Dasara sub-committees.

President of sub-committees are; former deputy mayor Siddaraju - Tableaux, Manjunath of Ittigegudu - Sports and Adventure sports, Puttaswamy of Chowhalli - Kusti, M J Suresh Gowda - Yoga Dasara, Rakesh Papanna of Bogadi - Yuva Dasara, Sujata Venkataraju of Kuvempunagar - Women and Children Dasara, Zilla Panchayat President B Pushapavathi Amarnath - Grameen Dasara anda Raitha Dasara, C Sureshkumar Jain - Food Mela, Mayor N M Rajeshwari - Welcome and Invitation, former corporator T Hemavathi - Arrangements, Cleanliness and Health, Sujata Srinivasa Rao - Cultural and Bhajan programmes, Corporator KC Shoukath Pasha - Illumination, artiste Badal Nanjundaswamy - Fine arts and handicrafts, Hinkal Prakash - Publicity and Kite contest, former ZP president Dharmendra - Accommodation, Protocol and Coordination, Akbar Alim of Nanjangud - Film, Gangubai Hangal Music University Registrar M S Shekar - Poets meet, Chamarajanagar Zilla Panchayat member Shivakumar - Dasara Darshan, and industrialist Sudhakar Shetty - Tourism.
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