Pandavapura, August 11:- Wearing a white dhoti and white shirt, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy transplanted paddy saplings at Seethapura village in Pandavapura taluk in Mandya District.
Kumaraswamy in a typical farmer’s attire jumped into the ‘Gadde’ at Seethapura to transplant the paddy saplings with an aim to boost the morale of the farming community who were hit by severe drought from past five years.
With copious rainfall in the Cauvery Basin region, Kumaraswamy agreed to take part in transplanting paddy saplings at Seethapura, a small village in Pandavapura taluk which has more small and marginal farming families.
Kumaraswamy after visiting Suttur Mutt in Mysuru on Saturday arrived at Seethapura at around 1pm to transplant the paddy saplings.
The village was all decked up and a festive mood prevailed across the village to welcome the Chief Minister. Hundreds of farmers, villagers and people from neighbouring villages thronged Seethapura village to have a glimpse of Kumaraswamy jumping onto the fields to transplant the paddy stalks.
Kumaraswamy offered puja to a pair of bull before planting the paddy saplings and later along with few farmers began the paddy transplantation on 5 acres of land.
Around hundred women, farmers and more than 20 pairs of bulls took part in the transplantation activity.
‘Uluva Yogiyu Nodali’ song sung by noted singer Ashwath in the loud speakers added more spirit to Kumaraswamy and farmers to take part in the activity. Kumaraswamy later interacted with farmers and then had lunch with them in the field. -(KK)