About 150 Anganawadi workers, inmates of rural women hostels and Odanadi activists took out an awareness rally on cycles from Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple to J.K. Grounds seeking empowerment and security for women.

The rally, organised by the Mahila Dasara Sub-Committee, was flagged off by its President Susheela Keshavamurthy. Women and Child Welfare Deputy Director N.R. Vijay and others were present. The rallyists carried placards with meaningful messages.

Mahouts and Kavadis to sport a new look

To make the mahouts and kavadis look trim and presentable during Dasara, the Kannada Bhasha Abhimani Association had organised a mass hair cut and shave for 150 mahouts and kavadis at the Palace premises here today.

MLA M.K. Somashekar launched the process of symbolically holding a pair of scissors and a comb.

With the unkempt hair and shabby stubble gone, the mahouts and kavadis would surely sport a new look quite unbelievable to themselve s, having shun the tribal look.

Contests mark Mahila Dasara

Mehandi, hair-style and bridal attire contests marked the third day of Mahila Dasara at J.K. Ground in city this morning.

More than 50 participants took part in each of the contests.

The bridal attire contest was held with theme “Indian bride.”

A large number of womenfolk were seen enthusiastically taking part along with their family members. The winners of all contests will be distributed prizes at the valedictory tomorrow.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore