Mysuru: Preparations are on briskly with the Dasara executive committee as very few days are left for the Dasara festivities to begin. The committee has set to invite noted Poet K.S. Nisar Ahmed on Thursday to inaugurate the celebration. Dr H.C. Mahadevappa, Dasara executive committee chairperson revealed this after a meeting on Wednesday. Along with this, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Governor Vajubhai Vala and others will also be invited this time. On Friday, the members of Royal family will be invited.
16 Dasara sub committees are formed for the programmes. 2000 gold cards will be available for VIP entry at a cost of Rs 3,999 per gold card. Mr D Randeep said, from September 9 to October 8, the transport department exempted tourist vehicle from tax.
Gaurav Gupta, the Tourism principal secretary and Director Ms Manjula had a meeting with Mr Randeep on Wednesday. They said that the Helicopter joy ride will begin from 15th September with two private airlines. It will cost Rs 2,300 per passenger which will give them a aerial view of Mysuru.
This open street festival is featuring 30 to 35 activities including folk and hip hop rock music. A cycle treasure hunt contest will also be held. At Town Hall, a 3D projection event will be held from September 27 to 29 depicting the history of Dasara. Artists from Mumbai are given Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.