Now, Hoysala festival at Halebeedu also

Now, Hoysala festival at Halebeedu also

 The inclusion of Halebeedu for celebrating Hoysala festival has brought cheers among the people of the town.

It may be mentioned that the organisers had skipped the historical town last year, and had chosen Belur, the taluk headquarters, to celebrate the festival. This had upset the people, who had staged protests, condemning the decision. The District in-charge Minister A Manju has taken a decision to make the town a part of the festival bringing cheers for Halebeedu residents.

Now, it is time to take measures on a war-footing to give a facelift to the town, as the festival is just a month away.

The Open Air Theatre here, where the programmes will be held and the gallery accommodating the audience, need attention. The doors of the toilets and green rooms have gone missing. Growth of wild bushes on the premises has turned the place a haven for rodents and reptiles. Three buildings constructed by the Tourism department here has not yet been inaugurated and is crying for attention.

Zilla Panchayat member H M Manjappa has urged the authorities concerned to hold the inauguration of the festival at the Open Air Theatre here. Speaking to Deccan Herald, he said, “Apart from Hoysaleshwara temple, there are many places of historical importance, which need to be publicised. The Hoysalotsava is expected to improve the tourism prospects of the town.”

Rani Shanthala’s swimming pool, Chatteshwara temple at Chatachattihalli, Adaguru Lakshmi Narayana temple, Jain temple complex and others should be brought to limelight, he said.

Meanwhile, local artistes opine that the district administration should take steps to provide opportunities for local artistes to showcase their talent during the Hoysala festival.

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