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   YADUVEER ASCENDS WADIYAR DYNASTY SILVER THRONE

Royal family members, dignitaries witness coronation

Mysuru, May 28- After a gap of 40 years, the ornate glass-topped Kalyana Mantap at the historic Amba Vilas Palace (Mysore Palace) today stood witness to a gala event filled with regal splendour when Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ascended the Silver Throne as the 27th scion of the Wadiyar dynasty which ruled the Mysore kingdom from 1399 till Independence in 1947.

The coronation rituals, which began early this morning with pujas at as many as 26 temples including 16 inside the Palace, culminated with royal priests led by Janardhan Iyengar and Shama Jois tying a gold chain with the diamond-studded Gandabherunda, the royal insignia of Mysore royal family, on the forehead of Yaduveer at 10.04 am, who was seated on the Silver Bhadrasana (a replica of the Golden Throne) since 9.40 am.

Prior to the beginning of the rituals, priests of as many as 26 temples including those in Nanjangud, Sringeri, Melkote and Chamundi Hill, who performed archanas in the names of Yaduveer and Pramoda Devi, brought prasadams to the Palace which were offered to Yaduveer.

While the rituals were on, the Palace English Band played Palace Anthem and various songs like ‘Kayo Shri Gowri’ composed by late Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, the last King of Mysore kingdom.

An English and Economics graduate from Boston, Yaduveer Gopalraj Urs, who was adopted by late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar’s wife Pramoda Devi on Feb.23, 2015 and renamed as Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, is the grandson of late Wadiyar’s eldest sister Gayathri Devi.

   DIGNITARIES WITNESS CORONATION CEREMONY

Mysuru, May 28- The following VVIPs, VIPs and dignitaries were present to witness the coronation ceremony at the Palace this morning:

Nalini Chidambaram, senior advocate of Supreme Court and wife of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram; Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda; Home Minister K.J. George; Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar; Infrastructure, Information and Haj Minister Roshan Baig; Revenue and Mysuru District In-Charge Minister Sreenivasa Prasad; Higher Education Minister R.V. Deshpande; Mysuru and Kodagu MP Pratap Simha; Krishnaraja MLA M.K. Somashekar; Chamaraja MLA Vasu; KPCC President Dr. G. Parameshwara; Upa Lokayukta Subhash B. Adi; former Minister H.D. Revanna; former MP M.V. Rajashekaran; former ZP CEO Manjula; Mysore Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya; Mysore Race Club Chairman Dr. N.M. Srinivas; Dr. C.B. Murthy of B.M. Hospital; Veteran actress Sowcar Janaki; KSCA President P.R. Ashok Anand; KSCA Hon. Secretary Brijesh Patel; KSCA Asst. Secretary Santosh Menon; KSCA Managing Committee member A.B. Shashidhara; KSCA Mysuru Zone Convenor S. Balachander; Hotel Owners Association President M. Rajendra; Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha; City Police Commissioner B. Dayanand and SP Abhinav Khare.

Apart from these dignitaries, members of the royal families from Mysuru, Rajasthan, Kerala, Gujarat and other parts of the country were present.

The Royal Menu

The menu for the grand lunch organised for dignitaries at the Palace on the occasion of Yaduveer’s coronation included a blend of both South Indian and North Indian delicacies which included Green Salad, Dal Fry, Panneer Butter Masala, Baby Corn Munchuri, Rice and Rasam, Curd Rice, Pickles, Special Jamoon, Special Mysore Pak, Special Shavige Payasa, Aralu Sandige, Moong Dal Kosambari, Channa Dal Kosambari, Raja Special with Cashewnut, Pulka, Veg Biryani, Raitha, Onion Sandige, Ice Cream, Beeda and Banana.

   CONSPICUOUS ABSENTEE AT CORONATION

Caption: Kantharaj Urs

Mysuru, May 28- Even as the coronation of Yaduveer was being held at the Palace in great regal splendour in the presence of many royal guests, political heavy-weights and distinguished guests, there was one person from the royal family who was very conspicuous by his absence. He is Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, nephew of late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar.

It may be recalled that it was Kantharaj Urs who performed the last rites of the scion of the royal family, Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who passed away in Bengaluru on Dec. 10, 2013.

   GP POLLS: GOVT. DIRECTS INDUSTRIES TO GIVE PAID HOLIDAY TO STAFF

Mustering of poll officials today

Caption: Police personnel and officials gathered at the Maharaja PU College premises this morning for the mustering process for the GP Polls scheduled tomorrow.

Mysuru, May 28- The State Government has urged industries, factories and commercial establishment to give a day’s paid holiday to its employees to facilitate them to cast their votes in the Gram Panchayat elections scheduled to be held in Mysuru on May 29 (tomorrow) and on June 2.

According to a circular issued by the Director of Factories and Boilers, Bengaluru, the employers of industries that function continuously are directed to provide their staff with two-hour time to cast their votes in the election.

Mysore Industries Association (MIA), has in a press release, requested all industrial and commercial establishments to declare paid holiday and two hours time to the employees of industries functioning continuously to facilitate the casting of votes in Gram Panchayat.

Meanwhile, the mustering process of poll officials deputed in Mysuru taluk commenced at Maharaja PU College premises at 11 am this morning. Around 15 information centres were present at the venue to help the officials.

Tahsildar of Mysuru taluk Naveen Joseph, who was present at the venue, said that 336 teams having 4 officials in each team will be dispatched to their respective polling booths within 3 pm today.

All arrangements are in place for the Gram Panchayat elections to elect 4,744 members to 1,849 constituencies in 266 Gram Panchayats in Mysuru district.

A total of 13,339 contenders will be vying for a total of 4,487 posts. The total electorate comprises 14,09,576 including 6,91,548 women and 7,18,028 men.

The State Government has declared a holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act in jurisdictional GP limits on May 29.

   SMS YOUR WATER COMPLAINTS

Mysuru, May 28- The Executive Engineer of Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB), Bengaluru, in a press release, has asked the residents of Mysuru to register their complaints pertaining to drinking water supply in city with the Control Room and Spandana Centres set up by KUWSDB.

The release further states that the general public may register their complaints by calling Ph: 080-40001000, e-mail: waterboard161@gmail.com, on website: www.ocrkuwsbd.org, facebook page on Facebook.com/karnatakwater, or SMS water to 92200-92200.

   KURUBARAHALLI SURVEY NO. 4 LAND ROW: PROPERTY OWNERS FLAY DC’S ORDER

DC Shikha had ordered that lands around Chamundi Hill belong to Government; DC’s order gives hope to property owners of MUDA layouts coming under three different Survey Nos.

Mysuru, May 28- The May 26 order of the Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha, who is also the District Magistrate, stating that disputed lands in Kurubarahalli Survey No. 4, Alanahalli Survey No. 41 and Chowdahalli Survey No. 39 at the foot of Chamundi Hill in city belonged to the Government, has drawn flak from many owners of houses and sites in parcels of the disputed lands.

It may be recalled that on June 20, 2012, the then DC P.S.Vastrad had passed an order that more than 2,000 acres of land in Kurubarahalli Survey No. 4, Alanahalli and Chowdahalli were not B-Kharab or Government lands. But Column No. 11 in the RTCs of the properties mentioned that these lands were Government lands prior to the order.

MLC G. Madhusudan, who took serious objection to Vastrad’s order, had written a letter to the Government seeking cancellation of Vastrad’s June 20 order, which was subsequently withdrawn at the instance of the Government after which Vastrad had been transferred.

After the issue reached the High Court, the government had ordered Deputy Commissioner to serve notices to owners of sites in the parcels of land and dispose of the cases.

Acting on the government’s order, DC Shikha had served notices to 213 persons owning private properties in the disputed lands at the foot of Chamundi Hill and heard their cases before issuing the order on Tuesday last that the lands belonged to the Government.

Property owners flay DC’s order: We had approached the High Court to resolve the crisis after the withdrawal of Vastrad’s June 20, 2012 order, which had since been referred to the Court of the District Magistrate for perusal and the DC on May 26 has passed an order unilaterally, without going into the merits of the case, said Raghavendra Murthy, owner of Chitravana Resorts, who owns a parcel of land in the disputed area.

He has also said that DC’s May 26 order would be challenged in the High court.

Relief for property owners in MUDA layout: In what could be a reason to smile for owners of houses and sites developed by MUDA in the disputed parcels of land, sources said that the DC has forwarded a proposal to MUDA, MCC and to the Government to isolate layouts from the disputed lands so that its owners face no difficulty in their transactions.

Politically motivated: Describing the DC’s May 26 order as ‘politically motivated,’ Athiq, owner of another bit of land in the disputed area, said that the DC’ order would be challenged in the High Court.

   NEW DIMENSION NEEDED FOR PUBLICITY OF GOVERNMENT SCHEMES

Caption: N.R. Vishukumar, Director, Department of Information and Public Relations, is seen addressing State-level officers of the Department in city yesterday.

Mysuru, May 28- “The government schemes should be made more attractive in order to convey the needed information effectively to the public,” said N.R. Vishukumar, Director, Department of Information and Public Relations.

He was presiding over a meeting of State-level officers of the Department at Abdul Nazeer Sab Institute for Rural Development here yesterday which also featured an information workshop on government schemes.

Vishukumar said that from this year, the government has introduced a new programme in which interactions are conducted with beneficiaries of various government schemes. He further said that ‘Ganayana’ programme which was launched in selected districts last year would be extended to all districts in view of a good response received and added that it would introduce art and culture of the land to the people.

He said that the Department was planning to bring out a weekly newspaper to be titled ‘Karnataka Varthe’ and discussions were on to finalise the contents.

Department Joint Directors and Deputy Directors were present.

   PARK TURNS INTO AN ‘OPEN BAR’

Mysuru, May 28- The Happy Man Park, located in Saraswathipuram, which was recently renovated with new landscape, and is used by women, elder citizens and children for morning and evening walk, has now become a place for illegal activities.

With the place turning into a home for drunkards, people are feeling embarrassed to walk in the park.

On receiving complaints, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the park. On seeing Dr. Betsurmath, a youth who was allegedly consuming alcohol inside the park escaped from the spot.

Dr. Betsurmath paid a surprise visit following complaints from senior citizens and others. People present at the park informed Dr. Betsurmath that youths who indulged in consuming alcohol at the park misbehaved with them.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Dr. C.G. Betsurmath said that he would continue to pay surprise visits to various parks in the city and added that a complaint against those consuming alcohol at parks would be registered in the jurisdictional Police Station.

He also urged public to call MCC Control Room 0821-2418800 to lodge complaints on finding such cases.

   TWO-DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP AT SJCE FROM TOMORROW

on ‘Modelling and Fabrication of Smart Materials and Nano Devices for Sensor Applications’

Mysuru, May 28- The two-day National Workshop on ‘‘Modelling and Fabrication of Smart Materials and Nano Devices for Sensor Applications,” organised by the Department of Electronics and Communications, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) will be held at the Golden Jubilee Bhavan in SJCE premises on May 29 and 30.

Dr. J. Nagaraju, Professor and former Chairman, Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc., Bengaluru, will be the chief guest at the inauguration at 10 am. SJCE Principal Dr. Syed Shakeeb Ur Rahman will preside.

The objectives of the workshop are to provide an insight on modelling and fabrication of nano materials and devices, to understand and predict the behaviour of nano devices and nano materials and to emphasise on critical issue for sensor applications in multidisciplinary environment.

The workshop, which is convened by Dr. M.G. Veena and Dr. S.B. Rudraswamy, faculty, Department of Electronics and Communication, SJCE, will have Dr. Praveen C. Ramamurthy, Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, IISc., Bengaluru; Dr. G.S. Suresh, Professor, Department of Chemistry, NMKRV College of Engineering, Bengaluru; Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, Professor, ECE, IISc., Bengaluru; Dr. Deepak Ranjan Nayak, ECE, IISc., Bengaluru; Dr. Mayank Srivastava, Professor, DESE (CEDT), IISc., Bengaluru and Dr. Shantanu Mahapatra, Professor, DESE (CEDT), IISc., Bengaluru as resource persons.

For details contact Dr. M.G. Veena or Dr. S.B. Rudraswamy on Ph:0821-2548294 or Mob: 99863-52580 or 88610-20598.

   WORKSHOP ON ‘VALUE-ADDED AGRICULTURE & FOOD PROCESSING’ AT CFTRI

Mysuru, May 28- CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, along with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysuru Chapter, has organised a one-day workshop on ‘Value-added agriculture and food processing’ for the benefit of entrepreneurs and MSMEs at CFTRI on May 29 from 9.30 am to 4 pm.

The workshop will be inaugurated by MLA Vasu. CSIR-CFTRI Director Prof. Ram Rajasekharan will deliver keynote address. Dr. N. Muthukumar, Chairman, CII Mysuru and President, Automotive Axles Ltd; Arjun Ranga, Vice-Chairman, CII Mysuru and CEO, Cycle Pure Agarbathies and senior representatives from NABARD and SIDBI will be present.

The event will have technical sessions on grains processing, fruit and vegetable processing, spices, packaging and food safety aspects.

Participants will be taken around the facilities in the Institute and selected technologies will be demonstrated.

Around 125 participants are expected to attend the one-day event. Food processing sector remains as a vital link between agriculture and manufacturing sectors of the economy.

The link is very crucial for ensuring food security of the nation and livelihood of farming community. The sector has large potential and the Institute is sharing its expertise with micro and small scale entrepreneurs.

The Institute has been networking with farmers groups and cooperatives and NGOs in realising the dream. The workshop would further accelerate ‘Make in India’ initiatives.

An MoU will be signed between CII and CSIR-CFTRI on the side-lines of the workshop. Also, the website for the GoK supported project, Nutra-Phyto Incubation Centre & Common Instrumentation Facility (NPIC-CIF) will be launched on the occasion.

Prior registration is mandatory. For details, contact M.K. Kiran on Mob: 98447-85965.

   MOONLIGHT MUSIC AT SUTTUR MUTT

Vid. Sunil R. Gargyan to perform on June 2

Mysuru, May 28- Vid. Sunil R. Gargyan will present a Karnatak music recital at Suttur Mutt premises in city on June 2 at 6 pm as part of the 164th Moonlight Music in the presence of Suttur Seer Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji.

Sunil will be accompanied by Vid. Rahul on violin and Vid. Akshay Anand on mridanaga.

The talented musician, who learnt basics in music from Vid.S. Bhashyam and Vid. P.B. Srirangachari later underwent higher training from Padma Bhushana P.S.Narayanaswamy.

Sunil is also the recipient of many awards like Sangeetha Yuva Samrat given by Thobras institution in Chengalpet, Maharajapuram Sathanam Puraskar given by Krishna Gana Sabha in Chennai and Mani Krishnaswamy Endowment Award given by Krishna Ganasabha besides being bestowed with Dr. M.S.Subbalakshmi Fellowship from Shanmukhananda Sabha in Mumbai. A recipient of Dr. M.S.Subbalakshmi Voice of the Year Award from All India Radio, Sunil is currently learning mridanga from G. Ganapathiraman and B. Shivaraman.

   VARSITY INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR TOURIST GUIDE TRAINING

Mysuru, May 28- The Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka and University of Mysore, have invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to 4-month (3+1 month practical training) Comprehensive Tourist Guide Training Programme (CTGTP) at B.N. Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS) in Manasagangotri.

Applications can be collected from BIMS Office with a DD for Rs. 100 drawn in favour of The Finance Officer, University of Mysore, payable at Mysuru.

Interested candidates should have passed II PUC or its equivalent and should be between 21 and 45 years of age. The maximum age is relaxed for SC/ST candidates till 48 years of age.

Age and educational requirements will be relaxed if the candidates are undergoing training in case of retired gazetted and non-gazetted officers of Department of Tourism and for Guides having valid licence with minimum of three-year experience. Last date for applying is June 6.

Trainees with 80 per cent attendance will be paid a stipend of Rs. 1000 for 3 months. The Department of Tourism will issue licence for a minimum period of 3 years if they are satisfied with the candidate’s experience for guiding the tourists, according to a press release.

For details, call Ph:0821-2413920, 2419755 or 2419785.

 
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