Rs 6 crore allocated for Dasara fest, traditional rituals will continue
The high-level committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday decided on ‘simple and traditional’ Mysuru Dasara celebrations this year.
Speaking to reporters later, the CM said all the associated rituals such as the inauguration of the fest atop Chamundi Hills, the Jambu Savari and the lighting of the entire city for 10 days will continue. “We have decided to release Rs 6 crore for the celebrations at Mysuru, Chamarajanagar and Srirangapatna,” Bommai said.
The high-level committee has authorised the Chief Minister to select the ‘eminent personality’ to inaugurate the 10-day fest.
ಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಕಾರ ಸಚಿವ ಹಾಗೂ ಮೈಸೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಉಸ್ತುವಾರಿ ಸಚಿವ @STSomashekarMLA, ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಸಚಿವ @karkalasunil, ನಗರಾಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಸಚಿವ @BABasavaraja, ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಮುಖ್ಯಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಪಿ.ರವಿಕುಮಾರ್, ಸಂಸದರು, ಶಾಸಕರು, ಮತ್ತಿತರ ಜನಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಹಿರಿಯ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು. (2/2)— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) September 3, 2021
Pending Rs 8 crore released
According to the Chief Minister, the meeting also decided to release an amount of Rs 8.09 crore pending for 2019. “I have directed officials to maintain financial discipline and not exceed the grant released for the year,” he said.
The CM noted that several MLAs have requested the establishment of a tourist circuit in the Mysore region and said he would discuss the issue with the Tourism Minister. Tourism had taken a hit due to Covid-19, and steps would be taken to address the issue, he said.
Minister for Cooperation and Mysuru district in-charge minister ST Somashekar, Kannada and Culture Minister V Sunil Kumar, Minister for Urban Development Byrathi Basavaraj, Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar, MPs, legislators and other elected representatives were present at the committee meeting.