Replicas of Mysore palace, Dasara procession draw large crowds
The best offer at the Lalbagh Flower Show seems the two-day free entry for schoolchildren, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, after inaugurating the 200th flower show at the Glass House in the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.
The show will serve as an educational tour to children and horticultural enthusiasts, he said, admiring the replicas of the Mysore palace, the Dasara procession and the Mysore K.R. Circle with Chamaraja Wadiyar’s statue, all done up with three lakh Dutch roses. “I congratulate the people whose hard work lies behind this,” he said. It cost Rs. 35 lakh to set up the exhibit that is 45 feet long and 27 feet high.
When asked who will head the Mysore Dasara procession this year, Mr. Siddaramaiah said the government cannot intervene and the royal family had to decide.
Kumbalakai Ganganna of Magadi taluk exhibited a farm-grown two-feet diameter red-pumpkin weighing 25 kg at the Horticulture stall. A bunch of pach-baale (local banana) weighing 55 kg grown at Ramanagara was another attraction.