Chief Minister Siddharamaiah inaugurated the Dasara Ahara Mela at the Scouts and Guides ground close to the DC office here last evening.

Speaking on the occasion, Siddharamaiah said food practices played a keyrole in maintaining good health and called upon the people to have staple diet for upkeep of their health.

Pointing out that Anna Bhagya scheme had come as a boon to BPL families, the Chief Minister said Ragi, a staple food in South Karnataka and Jowar, a staple food for people from North Karnataka, will also be distributed at subsidised rates.

Recalling his moments as a boy who used to visit Mysore to watch the famous Jamboo Savari, sitting near Deaf and Dumb School, Siddharmaiah said the caparisoned elephants played a major role in the festivities, still maintaining to draw huge crowds.

CM and other dignitaries had luncheon with 82 orphan students of Girls Balamandira located on Lalitha Mahal road, run by Women & Child Welfare Department.

Siddharamaiah himself served 'Kheer' and other sweets to students. The menu for luncheon, which was hosted in a separate enclosure, comprised Mysore Pak, obbitu, salads, pulav, rice-sambar, complemented with ice-cream.

The Mela concludes on Oct.12.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore