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Minister Somanna hosts breakfast for mahouts, kavadis

Mysuru, September 10:- The world-famous Dasara is fast nearing. The team of elephants led by captain ‘Arjuna’ have started their regular rehearsal for Jamboo Savari. The district administration organised breakfast for the families of mahouts and kavadis at Mysuru Palace premises here on Tuesday.

District administration provided breakfast to 26 families of mahouts and kavadis from Navaneeth Caterers. District in-charge Minister V Somanna himself served idli and sambar, pongal, masala vada, upma and holige to the mahouts and kavadis.

Tourism Minister CT Ravi, MLAs L Nagendra, SA Ramadass, Zilla Panchayat president Parimala Shyam, Shailaja Somanna, wife of Minister Somanna; officials of district administration, Mysore Palace Board participated in the event.

Somanna Pratishtana of the minister provided gifts worth Rs 5,000 each to the families of 20 mahouts and kavadis on the occasion. District administration also provided them with uniform, umbrella, raincoat, water bottles, torchlight and shoes.

As the district in-charge minister arrived late for the event, tourism minister discussed with each mahout and their families. MLA SA Ramadass shared the message of Eid on the final day of the holy Muharram month. (MR/KS)

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