Mysore, Oct. 7 (BRS)- Gold and silver commemorative coins marking the 400th anniversary of Dasara in Mysore will be released tomorrow by the Dasara Celebration Committee.

Depty Commissioner Harsha Gupta, who is also the Dasara Special Officer, addressing a press meet here on Wednesday disclosed that the special coins would be released coinciding with the inauguration of the festival.

Invitations: The District Administration used to issue every year separate invitations to Jumboo Savari and torchlight parade on Bannimantap Parade Grounds. But this time, a single invitation card is being printed for both the events, he disclosed.

Bar-coding:Security has been strengthened by introducing bar-coding to invitation cards and passes. Those entering venues should enter the code number in the machine slot without fail before going in. Those who wish to leave the venue midway during the programmes should also enter the code number as a security measure, said Sunil Agarwal, Police Commissioner.

Pak Qawwali: A cultural art troupe from Pakistan will present a Qawwali concert on Oct. 16 in Mysore Palace premises.

Botswana group: An ar-tistes group from Botswana in Africa will also take part in the festival this time by presenting a show in the Dasara procession. In addition, two troupes each from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as well as Pondicherry and Kerala will arrive in the city to take part in the festival, said Addl. DC Dr. C.G. Betsurmath.

Seating arrangements will be made at selected locations for people to view the Jumboo Savari from Balarama Gate of Mysore Palace to Bannimantap parade grounds.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore