Mysuru: Food will be served to public too along with the delegates attending the three-day 83rd All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at the Maharaja’s College Grounds starting from Nov.24 and steps must be taken to ensure that there is no chaos and confusion at the food counters, said MUDA Chairman D. Dhruvakumar.
Addressing a meeting of the Food Committee held at his office yesterday, he said the Committee has to draw up elaborate plans to serve food at different venues. The Committee must ensure that food will be distributed in an orderly manner and there is a proper mechanism for waste disposal. Food will be served to over 2 lakh participants at 180 counters. In each counter, over 35,000 people can relish the delicacies.
Admitting that organising such a food mela at a mass scale was indeed challenging, Dhruvakumar suggested the Committee members to avoid the mistakes of previous Sammelanas where delegates complained about the disorderly way in which food counters were managed.
Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies Dr. K. Rameshwarappa said that the Committee had prepared a detailed estimate of the expenditure and had submitted the same to the DC for approval. The DC will take a final decision on the funds to be released to the Committee.
Food will be served under four categories. In the first category, litterateurs, invitees, VIPs will be served food at Maharaja’s College Grounds near the stage, media personnel will come under category 2 and they too will be served food near the stage. The third category will be for registered delegates and food will be served to them at Ursu Boarding School Grounds. Permission has been sought from the school authorities.
The fourth category is for general public and food will be served at Scouts and Guides Grounds. Over 200 volunteers will be needed to manage the counters for category one and two and 300 volunteers for category three and over 500 volunteers will be required to manage category four crowd and counters.
The meeting was informed that a list of volunteers required for food supply and management has been prepared along with the required jobs to be assigned for volunteers and the same has been sent to the DC for approval.
Deputy Director of Information Department Raju, District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Dr. Y.D. Rajanna, former President M. Chandrashekar, Prof. Neelagiri M. Talawar, Dr. Lolakshi, K.S. Shivaram and others participated in the meeting.