Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flower Show at Kukkarahalli Lake from October 3

Horticulture Department of Mysore University has organised flowers show on  Kukkarahalli Lake from October 3 to 14. University VC Prof KS Rangappa will inaugurate the flower show on October 3 at 5 pm. Varieties of vegetables, flowers, show plants such as
Marigold cape, Marigold garden, French Marigold, Anthuriums, vegetables like Brinjal, Cabage, Cucumber, varieties of chilli will be exhibited. The show will be open for public from 9 am to 7 pm.

'Grameena Dasara brings harmony among people'
District in-charge minister V Srinivasa Prasad opined that with lack of harmony among people, Grameena Dasara will work as bondage between people and bring backs peace, harmony among people. He was speaking after the inauguration of Grameena Dasara at Udbur Village here on Friday. He further asked villagers to with unity, equality to keep the  culture, tradition of villages alive.

Geetha Mahadev Prasad to recite at Dasara Kavi Sammelan

Geetha Mahadev Prasad, wife of Co-operative Minister HS Mahadeva Prasad and Writer Dr Bellipadi Satish Rai, brother of forest minister B Ramanth Rai will recite poems at the three-day Dasara Kavi Sammelan to be held from October 10 to 12 at JSS Womens' College. Geetha Mahadev Prasad will recite her poem at Women Kavi Goshti, while Bellipadi Satish at Pradhan Kavigoshti. Kavigosthi Executive Chairman Prof C Naganna said that both are good publishers, writer and are selected as per the criteria of the Sub-Committee.


Dasara Tourism to be tourist friendly

Mysore: Dasara Tourism Sub-Committee President YN Shankaregowda here on Thursday, announced various steps taken to promote Tourism in Mysore during Dasara.  Eight Sarots and nine Tongas have been selected to encourage traditional Dasara Tonga. The tongawallahs will be provided with uniform, Mysore Peta, and Rs 1000 honorarium for nine days of Dasara festivities.

Stating that after Delhi, the Hop On Hop Off service is being introduced only in Mysore, he said eight buses (including three volvo buses) have been exclusively used for the service and they will be given a modern touch so that tourists can identity these buses easily.

The hop on hop off bus connects 16 tourist places where a pre-recorded audio will provide information to tourists about the particular the place they are visiting as and when the bus reaches a paticular destination. The fair is Rs 100 for volvo bus and Rs 60 for regular bus.

The bus service which starts from and culminates at the City Bus Stand covers Jagan Mohan Palace, Sachchidananda Ashrama, Uttanahalli Temple, Chamundi Hill, Nandi Statue, Karanji Lake, Zoo, St Philomena's Church, Railway Station Museum, Kalamandira, DC Office, Crawford Hall and joins 100 feet road finally reaching the bus-stand.


Foreign students to assist tourists during Dasara

Mysore: Thanks for the initiative of Dasara Tourism which has planned to assist foreigners coming to Mysore to watch Dasara in their respective native language. As many as 62 foreign students of various colleges affiliated to Mysore University are being selected to provide information to the visiting tourists in twelve foreign languages during the 9 day Dasara festivities.

How it functions
By calling the toll free number 1077, the visiting tourist has to provide information about his country's name or the language he is familiar with. Immediately their call will be transferred to the concerned foreign student who is conversant with that language, who will provide information about places of  visit, accommodation and other queries.

The selected students have already undergone a training and the tourism department has provided them the related brochures, list of Dasara events and related contact numbers to seek help in case they need more information.

Around 5 foreign students have been selected for each prominent language who are offering this service voluntarily and will not be paid any honorarium. Tourism Sub-Committee Member Manjunath said that this will benefit hundreds of tourists who will be visiting Mysore.

Kiosks at 16 places

Around 42 students who underwent training conducted by the Dept. of  Tourism have been asked to work at 16 kiosks in two shifts set up at various places in the city. The students will  provided with all the relevant  information commonly asked by the tourists related to Mysore and also about Dasara.

The students will also provide information about the newly launched, 'hop on hop off service' conducted by the KSRTC. Around 15 students have been selected from places like Srirangapatna, Talakadu, T Narasipura and other taluks.

Around 25,000 brochures containing brief historical description of Mysore City, route map has been printed and will be distributed to visitors through this kiosks.

The Kiosks will be set up at St Philomena's Church, Zoo, Ambavilas Palace Varaha Gate, Sub-Urban bus stand, Chamundi Hill, Mysore Airport, Railway Station, Balarama Dwara, Railway Station and one at Back entry of railway station, Dasara Exhibition Grounds, Somanathapura, Srirangapatna, Nanjangud, Talakadu, Hunsur, T Narasipur. 

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