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Salaries hiked: Mahouts, Kavadis withdraw Dasara boycott call
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Salaries hiked: Mahouts, Kavadis withdraw Dasara boycott call

August 4, 2022

Kushalnagar: The dark clouds that had overshadowed this year’s Dasara celebrations over the boycott threat of Mahouts and Kavadis have cleared as the State Government has hiked the salaries. The strike has been withdrawn now and all the elephant handlers will participate in the festivities that will begin with Gajapayana on Aug. 7. In a…

Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions
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Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions

August 3, 2022

Roofs leak, mud walls ooze moisture inside hutments; unequal access to toilets at Dubare Elephant Camp Kushalnagar: Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District might be a tourist spot for many that earns handsome revenue both to the Tourism and Forest Departments, but the living conditions of the Mahouts and Kavadis in the camp are miserable….

Mahouts to boycott Dasara
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Mahouts to boycott Dasara

July 21, 2022

‘We take the highest risk in tiger capture operations and Dasara but our pay is pittance,’ say upset jumbo caretakers Kushalnagar: Facing years of neglect by the State Government and Forest Department, Mahouts and Kavadis have taken a unanimous decision to boycott this year’s Dasara by not taking their elephants to Mysuru if their immediate…

Forest Officer hosts lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis
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Forest Officer hosts lunch for Mahouts, Kavadis

October 28, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) of Mysuru Circle T. Heeralal, yesterday, hosted lunch for Mahouts and Kavadis of all five Dasara elephants for fulfilling their responsibilities successfully during Jumboo Savari held on Oct. 26 in Mysore Palace premises. Usually, Mahouts, Kavadis and their family members are taken to Ranganathittu, where lunch would be organised…

Special Dasara lunch for Mahouts
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Special Dasara lunch for Mahouts

October 17, 2020

District Minister S.T. Somashekar had arranged special lunch for the Mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara elephants at Palace this noon. The Minister and District officers served food to jumbo care-takers and also savoured lunch with them.

Mahouts, Kavadis’ families sensitised on Child Marriage Prohibition Act
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Mahouts, Kavadis’ families sensitised on Child Marriage Prohibition Act

September 26, 2019

Mysuru: With increasing complaints of child marriages taking place in Tribal Hamlets (Haadis), the Women and Child Development Department held an awareness programme on Child Marriage Prohibition Act, for women family members of Mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara elephants at the Tent School in the Palace premises here this morning. Addressing the women family members,…

Amateur magician mesmerises children of Mahouts, Kavadis
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Amateur magician mesmerises children of Mahouts, Kavadis

September 23, 2019

Mysuru:  A magic show was arranged for the Tent School children of Mahouts and Kavadis camping in the Mysore Palace premises here recently. Mysuru’s amateur Magician 20-year-old Shakti Shenoy entertained the children with his tricks. The children studying in the Tent School watched the magic show completely awed and also performed a few tricks themselves….

Concrete flooring to tents of Mahouts, Kavadis
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Concrete flooring to tents of Mahouts, Kavadis

September 8, 2019

Mysuru: In a bid to prevent rain water entering the temporary tents of Mahouts and Kavadis at Mysore Palace premises, who have accompanied the Dasara elephants, the authorities constructed a concrete floor at the place were the tents would be erected.  The work has been completed at the place identified for Mahouts and Kavadis, who…

Ayurveda  camp for mahouts
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Ayurveda camp for mahouts

August 27, 2019

Mysuru: Minister Somanna, also inaugurated the AYUSH Camp for mahouts and Kavadis at the Mysore Palace premises. Ayurveda doctors would be conducting health check up of mahouts, kavadis and their family members daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm and from 9 am to 1 pm on government holidays. Dr. P. Raghavendra Acharya of Government…

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