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Mysuru: ‘Hip-hop’ marathon, Java bike rally, Yogotsava attract Sunday crowd

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHILPA P
Published Sep 25, 2017, 6:34 am IST
Updated Sep 25, 2017, 6:34 am IST
Six-year-old Poojitha joined Mysuru DC Randeep and 2900 others  to the accompaniement of  hip hop music to take part in the half marathon.
Youngsters participate in Dasara half-marathon in Mysuru on Sunday	(Photo: KPN)
 Youngsters participate in Dasara half-marathon in Mysuru on Sunday (Photo: KPN)

Mysuru: Even as the number of tourists doubled on the weekend, the Dasara festivities on Sunday saw the young and old alike enthusiastically taking part in the half marathon at the University of Mysuru Oval grounds. 

Six-year-old Poojitha joined Mysuru DC Randeep and 2900 others  to the accompaniement of  hip hop music to take part in the half marathon.

 

At Mysuru Palace, 68-year-old Vijayalakshmi sported a T shirt over her saree and joined 69-year-old C Manchegowda, 6-year-old Yadvi and  a team of seven Chinese to attend a 20 day yoga camp. They performed along with Mysuru city corporation commissioner G Jagadish and MLA M.K. Somshekar at Dasara Yogotsava or a mass yoga event in front of Mysuru Palace, performing 21 Yogasanas.

Mysuru Zoo which sees over 5000 tourists during week days, saw 6,806 tourists on Thursday, 8619 on Friday, 12,805 tourists on Saturday, and 16,142 tourists on Sunday, according to Zoo director, Mr C Ravishankar. According to Mysuru hotel owners association president Mr Narayangowda C., the occupancy which was 40 percent on Friday, reached 70 percent on Saturday and  Sunday.

 

Another highlight was the Dasara Heritage Java bike rally with 56-year-old Channegowda roaring off on his one of his 15 Java bikes the manufacture of which  stopped 21 years ago, and joining 35 other Java bike riders. 

The riders whizzed past 13 Heritage buildings of 201 in the city and were informed that it was Mr F.K. Irani, the owner of Java factory who led the Citizens’ committee which restarted Janata Dasara in 1975, after the privy purse was withdrawn and Dasara became a private affair of the erstwhile royal family.  

Gauri lankesh murder rocks poets’ meet 
Besides topics concerning nature, the favourite of poets, the murder of journalist Gauri lankesh, the cult of intolerance, war, violence and the need to protect objectives laid out in the Indian Constitution like secularism and equality, echoed in the poems by 24 poets including 12-year-old Arpitha, at Dasara Vikasa Kavighoshti or the Poets meet held at Jaganmohan palace on Sunday. Noted music director and lyricist Hamsalekha, poet G.S. Siddalingaiah regretted that the number of poem lovers was declining. “Poems have the potential to convey a message in a miraculous way, they can  transform minds, create a revolution, but they have to be simple,” he said.  

 

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