Mysuru: A day after a successful Jumboo Savari, Pourakarmikas swung into action as early as 7 am today to clear garbage and waste littered on the procession route and the roads of Raja Marga and surrounding areas.
Pourakarmikas were seen clearing fruit juice sachets, plastic, chappals, sugarcane leftovers and other waste at the Chamaraja Wadiyar Circle, K.R. Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road, Bamboo Bazar Road, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Circle and Torchlight Parade Grounds.
Meanwhile, people passing through J.K. Grounds from Dewan’s Road had to encounter bad smell emanating from rotten ash gourds that were kept on sale for Ayudha Puja. The vendors have left unsold and broken ash gourds to rot. Mysuru City Corporation is yet to clear them.
Meanwhile, District Minister V. Somanna expressed gratitude over successful Dasara. Addressing presspersons at Jaladarshini Guest House this morning, he said that the Police and District Administration had worked round-the-clock to ensure hassle-free Dasara.
“It is because of the co-operation from all elected representatives that Dasara was successful. Minor lapses would be corrected before next year’s Dasara. The issue of passes and tickets will also be solved,” he added.
Somanna also said that Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has expressed his happiness over successful Dasara. Intervening, MP Pratap Simha said that Chief Minister had also asked Somanna to conduct similar Dasara for the next three years indicating that the Housing Minister would continue to be the District Minister till the end of this Government’s term.
On Dasara Authority
Somanna also mentioned that State Government was discussing on establishing a permanent Dasara Authority. When asked if they were happy with the functioning of the Police, Pratap Simha said the Police had done well.
“I have been working for successful conduction of Dasara ever since I was appointed as Mysuru District Minister. Now, I will dedicate maximum time for Housing Ministry and see that relief works are completed. I will also tour North Karnataka were maximum damages have been reported,” said Somanna. MLA L. Nagendra was also present.
Chamundi Rathotsava, Theppotsava
Chamundeshwari Maharathotsava will be held atop Chamundi Hill from 6.30 am to 7.15 am on Oct.13 and Theppotsava at Devikere on Oct.15 at 6.30 pm, according to a press release.