The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), as part of 125th birth anniversary celebrations of the architecture of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar and Pourakarmikas’ Day, is all set to host cultural and sports activities for its officials, corporators and pourakarmikas.
Disclosing this to media persons on Saturday, Mayor B L Bhyrappa said that a host of cultural competitions including fancy dress, film and Bhavageethe in singing category will be organised at the Town Hall on August 8 at 8 am.
In the sports section, MCC officials, corporators and pourakarmikas will vie for coveted honours by putting their teams’ efforts and skills to the best use in cricket and kabaddi competitions while their children may participate in sports and painting competitions, on the same day. The sport events will be held at Chamundi Vihar Stadium in Nazarbad on August 14 at 8 am.
This apart, a symposium on Dr B R Ambedkar, and pourakarmikas by noted speakers will also be a part of celebrations which will be held at Town Hall on August 19 at 3 pm.
“All the preliminary preparations regarding the activities have been finalised. The committees including monitoring, welcoming, cultural, sports, symposium and food have been formed to ensure the smooth flow of events,” Bhyrappa said, adding, he along with Purushottam, J Girish Prasad, M J Ravi Kumar, R Ravindra and health officer Dr D G Nagaraj will head the committees, respectively.
Bhyrappa said that all the MCC officials, corporators and porakarmikas will participate in the events.
20 crore sought from govt
Bhyrappa said that MCC has sought Rs 20 crore from the state government ahead of the Dasara celebrations. “The funds have been sought for repairing roads in all the wards ahead of the Dasara festivities. The government has agreed to sanction the amount,” he added.
Water tax collection camp
The MCC which has been conducting ‘water tax collection camps’ in MCC wards is getting a good response with people coming forward to pay their water taxes. Bhyrappa said that as much as Rs 3 lakh has been collected in a camp held in Bogadi, recently. The MCC will continue organising such camps to increase its revenue, said Bhrappa.