The crowd puller ‘Yuva Dasara’, organised as part of the Mysuru Dasara, is all set to make the youth stand on their toes and start tapping their feet to the melodious mystic tunes of leading playback singers who are set to hog limelight.
The much-hyped Yuva Dasara will begin October 3 and conclude on October 9. A day after the Dasara Yoga committee released their programmes list, Yuva Dasara sub-committee released the list of artistes who will be performing during the seven-day cultural extravaganza. Renowned singers are lined up to perform and the list includes Benny Dayal, Raghu Dixit, Shalmali Kholgade and Javed Ali. Major attraction of the Yuva Dasara will be a performance by the Coke Studio, sponsored live concerts on music fusion.
This year on the inaugural day that is on October 3, the ‘Badtameez Dil’ singer Benny Dayal will be performing to various foot tapping numbers. On October 4, Mysurean and internationally famed singer Raghu Dixit will be performing. Shalmali Kholgade of ‘Baby Ko Bass Ppasande’ fame is all set to rock the stage on October 5. On October 6, a renowned singer has been invited and the committee is awaiting his response. On October 7, well known playback singer Javed Ali will be performing. On October 8, Coke studio team will be performing an experimental fusion musical concert for the first time in the city. On the last day top stars of Sandalwood are expected to perform at the Sandalwood night.
However, the budget of the Yuva Dasara which is catering huge dance and music event to the youths of Mysuru has cut down this year. Addressing the media persons deputy special officer of the Yuva Dasara subcommittee and the Superintendent of Police Ravi D Chennannavar said, “In 2013 the budget of Yuva Dasara was 2.13 crores, in 2014 it was 2.43 crores, but this year we have cut down the expenses and have proposed a budget of Rs 1.5 crores. This year there will be no brand ambassador to the event and many corporate and companies are coming forwarding in sponsoring the event and sponsoring the prizes and mementos given to the winners.”
“We have adopted a theme-based approach this year to the Yuva Dasara and the theme of this year will be on water conservation,” he added.
The performance by the singers will be between 7:30 pm and 10 pm whereas dance and music by various artistes including winners of Yuva Sambrahma programme will be from from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
Students of various colleges will perform for Yuva Sambhrama programme. A total of 100 and odd teams are performing this year and four teams have been set up to judge the winners.