Mysuru: Somesh and Vishnu, kids of Mahesh, the kaavaadi of howdah elephant Arjuna, who have temporarily migrated for 42 days, along with Arjuna for the Dasara celebration in Mysuru, will not miss their class lessons. Mahesh will be able to achieve his dream of educating them without any interruption which has left him a happy man.
Thimma, the mahout of Balarama, who has even brought his nephews and nieces along with his kids Preetham, Pavan and Manoj to Mysuru, wants to see the kids educated so that they can get to know the world better.
Minister for primary and secondary education Mr Tanvir Sait inaugurated the Tent school in the courtyards of Mysuru Palace, set up by the department of public instruction for over 60 such children who migrate along with the Mahouts and Kaavadis during Dasara. They can even avail the benefit of over 2,000 books, five dailies and 10 weeklies in a library set up by the department of public libraries and City Central library at the palace premises.
“While over 30 children have arrived with 30 Mahouts, Kavadis (and their families) in the first batch, 30 more children are expected in the second batch. We will ensure the children do not miss the lessons of their respective classes in the tent school. Different activities will be taken up to encourage the reading habit among the children,” Noor Fathima, teacher at the tent school said.