Bengaluru: Dasara Festival will be low-key affair in view of flood devastation

From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network

Bengaluru, Aug 15: The Dasara festival will be a low-key affair shorn of all ostentation in view of the massive devastation caused by the floods that has affected 22 out of the 30 districts in Karnataka this year, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Wednesday, August 14.

Briefing reporters after a high-level meeting on Dasara festival celebrations, he said noted literatteur Dr S L Byrappa will be requested to inaugurate the Dasara festival.

In view of the birth centenary celebrations of Jayachamaraj Wodeyar being organized by the State Government, the Chief Minister said the celebrations will be organized in a befitting manner.

He promised to release Rs 20.50 crore for the Dasara festival arrangements.

Top Stories

Comment on this article


    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    What a silly comment by Yeddi, his party has engough money for operation kamala and can aarange special flight to un happy souls of 20 MLa, now no money for public functions.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [2] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Fri, Aug 16 2019

    Yeddyurappa himself is Depressed ...

    DisAgree [2] Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Mr. 100 earth diggers with this money and make all of Karnataka rain water harvesting state. It is possible if the Government to decides to make it.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [5] Reply Report Abuse

  • Shalini Kamath, Bengaluru

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Swami Yeddurappa ji we dont want to celebrate Dasara coasting 20.50 crores.We want you to spent that amount to the poors who lost their house due to floods in various place in karnataka and Wave the loan amount of our beloved farmers....

    Shobakka please recommend yediurappa ji on behalf of all kannadigas.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • SmR, Karkala

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    The BJP after halting Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir now sets its eye on centuries-old 'Dasara Festival'.
    When the devasting flood hit this BJP's CM is in Delhi for cabinet expansion.

    For political gain, BJP can stop anything. Is BJP ready to stop 'Cabinet Expansion' till the flood victims get proper relief?

    If the party can be spent Rs 28,000 cores alone and Rs 1000 for buying opposition JD(S)-Congress elected MLA's to topple the government, why can't party-ready to spend some money from the Rs800 crores stashed in party funds?

    The party can arrange five-star hotel accommodation, why the same humbleness can be extended to the flood victims who had lost everything and don't even have shelter?

    Jai Hind

    DisAgree [10] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Where were you when DKC brought MLAs from Gibarath to Karnataka?
    Or in recent past all ur coilation govt "partners" were in different hotels /resorts
    Further when there was fighting in resort between anand sing and Nagendra you all chaddiless were hiding in rat holes?
    Last year also there was flood as well as drought in our state coilation did not stop dasara. In addition to Dasara "tippu Jayanthi" was celebrated against the will /wish of the State
    Stop all nautanki and dombarata and shedding crocodile tears for the victims

    DisAgree [3] Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019


    DisAgree [2] Agree [16] Reply Report Abuse

  • Azam, Padubidri/UAE

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Rs. 20.50 crore printed and ready for delivery. But no relief fund for flood affected people.

    DisAgree [13] Agree [21] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title : Bengaluru: Dasara Festival will be low-key affair in view of flood devastation


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image