President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the Historic world famous Mysore Dussehra festival on Monday by offering a special pooja to Goddess Chamundeswari at Chamundi hill. This is the first time that the President inaugurated the Dussehra festival and her first visit to the state as the president of India. The festival begins on the first day of Navratri with nightly pujas and ends with the Jambusawari procession on the day of Vijayadashami .
Earlier Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai along with Karnataka Govervor Thawar chand Gehlot welcomed president Murmu at the Mysuru airport and felicitated her. After formal light lamping ceremony at Chamundi Hills, Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the 10-day Mysuru Dasara festival. Like every dusshera The streets of Mysuru were already lit up with colourful lights as the city is going to witness a grand festival celebration for the next few days. Starting from Monday, the celebrations will go on till October 5. Lakhs of tourists expected to visit Mysuru this year to experience the grand celebrations.
According to the statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president will attend a felicitation function, ‘Poura Sanmana’, which will be organised by the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation in Hubli. She will later inaugurate the new campus of the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Dharwad.
According to HAL statement President Droupadi Murmu will Inaugurate HAL’s State-of –art integrated Cryogenic Engine Manugacturing Facility (ICMF) on Tuesday. This facility will cater to the entire Rocket Engine Manufacturing under one roof for ISRO and boost self-reliance in manufacturing of high-thurst rocket engines. The Facility is set up over and area of 4500 sq mts housing over 70 hi-tech equipmentand testing facilities for manufacturing Cryogenic (CE20) and Semi-cryogenic (SE2000) Engines of Indian Space Launch Vehicles.
Dussehra festival will be held for starting from Monday till October 5 and For this Rs. 36 crores has been allocated by the Karnataka government according to sources.