Mysuru: The District Administration and Department of Heritage, Archaeology and Museums had organised a Dasara Heritage Walk in city yesterday morning.
More than 200 people including students of local colleges wearing T-shirts and caps provided by the organisers participated in the event.
They commenced their walk from Town Hall premises here at 7am which covered Silver Jubilee Clock Town, Chamaraja Circle, Amba Vilas Palace, K.R. Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road, Devaraja Market, K.R. Hospital, Government Ayurveda College, Central Library, CTI Building, Old Bank Road and back to the starting point. The distance covered was about 2 km in a span of two hours.
Researcher Dr. N.S. Rangaraju explained the importance and significance of the heritage structures to the participants in English and Kannada respectively.
Flagging off the Heritage Walk at Town Hall premises, Additional DC T. Yogesh contended that the event was not just a walk but an opportunity to know more about the heritage buildings.
He added that the Walk would also provide awareness on the need for preserving the heritage structures which were living monuments to convey volumes of history. Gavisiddaiah, Deputy Director, Department of Heritage, Archaeology and Museums, N.L. Gowda, Assistant Director and others were present.