Jawa bikes vroom on city roads
Dasara 2017, News

Jawa bikes vroom on city roads

September 24, 2017

Mysuru: In a bid to create awareness about heritage buildings, their importance, its conservation and on the events that took place in these buildings, Dasara Jawa Heritage Bike rally was taken out in city this morning.

The Heritage Rally was organised jointly by the District Administration and the Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage.

About 50 Jawa and Yezdi bike owners, dressed in white T-Shirts and white caps, assembled as early as 6 am in Town Hall and the rally was flagged off by Deputy Director of the Department of Archaeology, Gavi Siddaiah.

An autorickshaw, fitted with a public address system with two heritage experts seated inside it led the rally. The experts provided information about each heritage buildings and the need to conserve them.

The bike rally, which began from the Town Hall, passed in front of heritage structures like Clock Tower, Chamaraja Wadiyar Statue, Amba Vilas Palace, Krishnaraja Wadiyar Statue, Visveswaraya Building, Dufferin Clock Tower, Devaraja Market, K.R. Hospital, MMC&RI, Government Ayurveda Hospital, Central Library, old CAVA building, Gandhi Square and culminated at the starting point.

Before the commencement of the Rally, the experts remembered F.K. Irani, the owner of the then Jawa factory in Mysuru and regretted the demolition of Irani’s bungalow in Nazarbad.

Parashuram, an owner of a Jawa bike, who participated in the rally, speaking to SOM said that he was very happy to take his bike around the city once again to view heritage structures that too on a heritage bike, which was manufactured in Mysuru. A Heritage Bicycle Rally on ‘Trin Trin’ cycles will be taken out tomorrow.


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