More than 500 yoga enthusiasts including women and children drawn from various Yoga Schools in city and about 20 foreign yoga enthusiasts representing Yoga India in Gokulam this morning took part in the Yoga Dasara in which a State-level yoga competition was organised at Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple adjacent to the north gate of the Palace.
During the programme, which was inaugurated by Suttur seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji and Prof. Bhashyam Swamiji, Yoga Guru Vachanananda Swamy conducted classes in Surya Namaskara and other asanas.
State-level yoga competition is being held in eight divisions. While winners of each division will be given Rs. 5,000, those placed second and third will get Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 respectively.
Secretary of SDM Institutions, Ujire B. Harshendra Kumar, MLA M.K. Somashekar, Mayor N.M. Rajeshwari, ZP President Koorgalli Mahadevu, Vice-President H.N. Ravi Kumar and SP Abhinav Khare, who is also the Yoga Dasara Sub-Committee Special Officer,were present.
It was a fairy tale visit to the city of palaces for two batches of tribals (50 in each batch) of Maddur Colony in Gundlupet taluk as they landed in two buses as part of Dasara Darshan, which was flagged off by District Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad.
The teams led by one Rathnamma, a research scholar were so innocent that they expressed shock on seeing animals confined to cages at the zoo and enquired with people as to why the animals had been caged.
Their excitement knew no limits when they saw the majestic palace and the grandeur of other tourist spots of the city.
Incidentally, the Rs. 50 cost of these tribal visitors was borne by respective TPs and GPs out of the 22.75% aid provided by the government.
Lukeworm response for ‘Suryaninda Chandranadege’
This year’s Suryaninda Chandranadege, a dawn to dusk slew of cultural programmes by 28 troupes from various parts of the district failed to attract even the members of the Sub-Committee let alone attracting visitors at the palace premises.
Many participants were shocked to see empty chairs greeting them, resulting in loss of enthusiasm to present their talent. It looked as if the programme was a waste of money which could have been avoided.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore