District in-charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad hosted a breakfast for the Mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara elephants at Palace premises this morning.

Nearly 20 families of Mahouts and Kavadis had breakfast, the menu of which included Idli, Uddina Vada-Sambar, Kesari Baath, Vangi Baath, Palya, Khara and Sweet Chutney.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the breakfast was hosted in keeping with the tradition of honouring Mahouts, Kavadis and their families, as part of Dasara festivities.

On the occasion, the Minister released the poster on Dasara Wrestling competition which will feature the Eighth All India Invitation Wrestling Tournament for men and women at Devaraj Urs Multipurpose Sports Stadium.

The Minister also said that the names of Non-official members for all the 20 Dasara Sub-Committees will be announced later this evening.

Invite: Srikanta Datta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, Governor H. R. Bharadwaj, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, the State Chief Secretary and other VIPs will be formally invited for Dasara on Sept. 19 at Bangalore.

The Minister said that there were plans to split Dasara music programmes into 3 stages (5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 8 pm and 8 pm to 10 pm) in order to promote local musicians and artistes. Renowned singers such as Shaan, Gurukiran, Sunidhi Chauhan will be invited to perform, he said.

DC Shikha, Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem, SP Abhinav Khare, ASP Mohan Reddy,

Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya, MUDA Commissioner Palaiah, ADC Naga Nayak, DCF Devaraj, CCF Gaonkar, D. Ravikumar of Dasara Wrestling Sub-committee and other officials were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore