The Dasara Torch Light Parade Ground at Bannimantap is getting all set to observe 70th Independence Day on August 15.
PWD and District in-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa will be hoisting the flag at 9:00 am at the Torch Light Parade Ground. Police troupe, NCC cadets, Scouts and Guides cadets, students from various schools and colleges of Mysuru will be taking part in the Independence Day march past.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait, MPs R Dhruvanarayan, C S Puttaraju and Pratap Simha, Mayor B L Bhyrappa and other elected representatives will be present.
The district administration has organised cultural events at Kalamandira at 6 pm on the same day. MLA Vasu and Mayor B L Bhyrappa will attend the event.
City on high alert: The Mysuru District Court bomb explosion has raised an alarm in the city. On par with this, temporary CC cameras are being installed in The Torch Light Parade Ground. Security is tightened up in crowded areas such as railway station, bus stand, Zoo, Palace and Chamundi hills.
ACPs, KSRP battalions, commandos are deputed at Bannimantap grounds. Garuda, Cobra, PCR of Mysuru police wing are working 24*7 and this will continue till the Independence Day celebration on August 15.
One Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), two assistant commissioners of police (ACP), nine inspectors, thirty five sub-inspectors, one eighty constables, hundred home guards will be deputed as a precautionary measure at parts of the city, including the grounds.
All the security arrangements are personally monitored by Police Commissioner Dayanand.
Ban on plastic flags: The authorities have issued a strict warning against sale and use of plastic and paper flags. The district administration has instructed people to use flags made out of cloth only.