Madikeri, Aug 22: Following the state government's decision to celebrate Mysore Dasara in a grand manner and allocation of Rs 10 crore for the purpose, the Madikeri Dasara organising comittee in Kodagu district today sought Rs one crore from the government.
The committee working president M B Devaiah told a meeting here that with the costs going up the committee needed more fund. "When the government is releasing 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 that a special meeting would be called to discuss the matter of fund raising.
Secretary of the Committee, K M Ganesh, who placed the last years accounts and said that rupees eighteen lakhs was spent last year.
Dasara at Madikeri is celebrated in a grand manner with ten decorated carts taking out a procession in the main streets of Madikeri.