Tent schools open up for Mahouts' children

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Mysore, Oct 5 (UNI) The Mysore District Administration has taken up a unique idea of opening a make shift tent school to help educate the children of 'mahouts' of the elephants that are taking part in the famous Dasara Festivities.

Deputy Commissioner Channappa Gowda today opened the school in the famous Mysore Palace premises to teach the 12 tribal children who would attend the school for the next 15 days. Two teachers had been deputed by the department of public instructions. Books and uniforms were also distributed to children on the occasion.

Shabana, Daughter of Khuddus, a mahout from Nagarhole in Kodagu had also volunteered to teach the children along with the two teachers.

The Mahouts and their family descend on the city from the Nagarhole National Park every year for a month during the Dasara to take care of over a dozen elephants that take part in the famous 'Jamboo Savari' procession the culminating event of the ten-day festivities.


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