Madikeri Dasara organisers seek Rs 1 cr from govt

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Madikeri, Aug 22 (UNI) Following the state government's decision to celebrate Mysore Dasara in a grand manner and allocation of Rs ten crore for the purpose, the Madikeri Dasara Organising Committee in Kodagu District today sought Rs one crore from the government.

Committee Working President M B Devaiah told a meeting here that with the costs going up, the committee needed more funds.

''When the government is Rs ten crore to Mysore Dasara, it should at least release rupees one crore to Madikeri,'' he opined.

City Municipal Council President P D Ponnappa sought the cooperation of all the people and said a special meeting would be called to discuss the matter of fund-raising.

Committee Secretary K M Ganesh, who placed the last years accounts, said 18 lakh was spent last year.

Dasara at Madikeri is celebrated in a grand manner with ten decorated carts taking out a procession on the main streets of Madikeri.

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