Mysore, Sep 20 (UNI) The Karnataka Government contemplating on forming a permanent authority for Dasara Festivities on the lines of Dasara exhibition authority in the state, Minister for Cooperative G T Deve Gowda said today.
Speaking to newsmen after releasing the Dasara festivities poster here, he said that he would discuss the matter with the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and ensure that the broad outlines of the new Authority would be framed this year itself. Authority was necessary in view of growing popularity and the need to infuse organisational professionalsim.
He said that given the scope and importance of the event, it was important to have a permanent body to organise it as frequent change of officers and bureaucrats would hamper preparations every year. If the permanent body was in place, then it would ensure smooth conduct of the festivities, he added.
He said the administration also decided to invite great actress of yesteryears Hemamalani, famous singer S P Balasubramaniyam and Sono Nigam for the festivities as a special attraction.