Now, flex banners deface Chamundi Hill Road
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Now, flex banners deface Chamundi Hill Road

April 25, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: At a time when concerned citizens of Mysuru are putting up a united fight against the proposed ropeway project atop the Chamundi Hill in their efforts to save the Hill from defacement and destruction, the menace of flex banners have surfaced on the road up the Hill.

Yesterday, the Muruhat of a Kannada movie was done atop the Chamundi Hill and the film hero Dhruva Sarja and Director Prem along with his wife Rakshitha Prem had come to pray to the Goddess and launch the movie production. A small procession too was held up the Hill to mark the occasion.

In their enthusiasm to promote the movie, the film-makers and fans of the actor put up hundreds of flex banners on the electric poles by the side of the road leading up the Hill. Though the event was over in an hour or so, the flex banners have not been removed.

Morning walkers and regular motorists called up Star of Mysore this morning and expressed their anguish on the defacement. They have demanded action against the persons who erected the flex banners. “The posters have been fixed right from the foothill to the top of the Hill. This is uncalled for and moreover, the posters have been abandoned after the event,” said S. Shylajesha, a nature lover and a wildlife photographer.

“If the boards are not removed, it will fall and the entire route will be filled with them and there will be no one to clear the same. The banners will be an eyesore and will ultimately result in heaps of waste in a serene environment. Such activities must not be allowed on the Chamundi Hill where thousands of people come to pray and be amidst nature. This will set a bad precedent and tomorrow someone else will put up bigger banners,” he added.

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Several other walkers too expressed shock over the incident and demanded that the Forest Department take action against spoiling the natural beauty of the Chamundi Hill. 

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Now, flex banners deface Chamundi Hill Road”

  1. Mysore says:

    In India rules are not applicable to rich, famous and powerful people. Didn’t we see how some famous and so called VIPs were allowed to Chamundi Temple during the days Covid restrictions.

  2. Questo says:

    @Mysore
    One needs to understand how the executive officer and the chief priest of Chamundi Hill Temple operate. These VIPs, ministers and other rich worshippers, operate through them. While the ministers demand special darshans as a matter of right- the rich worshippers dangle wads of Rupees notes to the executive officers and the chief priest as an incentive to let them in, so that they can get into the sanctum sanctorum of the Goddess, and served through special darshans and blessings by the chief priest. He while offering special prasadams to the VIPs in one hand, takes the wads of Rupees notes in the other hand, just a few feet from the Goddess! As a result, the chief priest , who owes his position because, his father was one-the dynasty operating here ( why blame Nehru, Yedi , Deve Gowda and Bommai dynasties?_) is said to be very rich through this private income. He has free house given, takes the lion share of cooked prasadams each day; he has subsidised utilities, etc.. His son, if he has one, will follow him. No open competition , as his job would have been already assured.

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