Spreading positivity through gardening…

Spreading positivity through gardening…

October 17, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of Dasara Home Garden competition conducted by the Horticulture Department for the second year in a row.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Shamala Prasanna of Lakshmipuram, an active participant in Dasara Home Garden competition every year and who has been redoing her garden for the 26th year in a row,  said: “One positive outcome of the pandemic and lockdown is that I have been able to dedicate more time to pursue my favourite hobbies — gardening and music — to my full satisfaction.”

“Even though the competition is cancelled, I still want to share how my garden spreads some positivity and cheer among people. This year, I put my creativity into action, the result being some beautiful landscapes in bonsai and their display. I also attended innumerable online demonstrations by renowned national and international landscaping and bonsai masters, which has been a great learning experience,” she said hoping that normalcy will return soon and the grand flower show will be back next Dasara.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]