Mysuru: President Ramnath Kovind will inaugurate a segment of the birth centenary celebrations of erstwhile Mysuru ruler Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, on October 10 at the Darbar Hall of the Mysuru Palace.
Ms Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of the late scion of the Mysuru royal family, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who revealed this here on Saturday said a book comprising 94 Carnatic music compositions of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar titled, “Srividya Sankeerthana Sudhalahari,” published by the Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Foundation, would be released on the occasion.
Recalling that Jayachmaraja Wadiyar had donated 22 acres of land to the government for a speech and hearing institute in Mysuru, she said although that institute was established elsewhere, in his birth centenary year, the University of Mysuru had decided to establish an educational institution on the land and name it the “Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Centre for Higher Learning.” The President would unveil the name plaque, she added.
A performance by a military band has been organised in the foreground of the Mysuru Palace both in honour of the President and to mark the birth centenary celebrations of the late maharaja and a concert by Raghu Dixit will be held on the concluding day of these celebrations on October 13.
The public will be allowed into the grounds of the palace for both events, but there will be restrictions on entry to the darbar hall on October 10, according to Ms Pramoda Devi.
Passionately involved in the welfare of the city, she reiterated that the Mysuru royal family was ready to help the government in conserving its heritage structures....