Mangaluru, Oct 17, 2018 : Ten sports achievers will be felicitated at the Shree Gokarnanatha Temple, Kudroli on October 18 on the occasion of Mangaluru Dasara. Gokarnanatha Health Card will also be released on the occasion, informed Padmaraj Karkera, Treasurer of the Temple Committee.
Speaking to reporters on October 17, Wednesday, he said outstanding sportspersons including Poovamma, Gururaj, Jagadish, Pradeep Acharya and Panchami will be honoured at a function to be held at 6 pm on October 18. The Gokarnanatha Health Card will initially benefit 2,000 poor families, he said adding an agreement has been reached upon with AJ Hospital to provide treatment. There are plans to extend the card facility to 10,000 families in the future, he informed.
He said the Mangaluru Dasara procession this time will have over 75 tableaux and over 100 cultural troupes. Every tableau will be provided two ASIs and four constables for security purpose, he said.
All arrangements have been made for the procession, he said adding those presenting tableaux will not be allowed to have any other vehicle except the tableaux and the generator vehicle. The artistes in the tableaux will not be allowed to step on to the road to perform, he said. The procession time will be reduced to 12 hours instead of the earlier 16 hours, he said.
Temple Committee President HS Sairam, Madhav Suvarna, Harikrishna Bantwal, Urmila Ramesh, DD Kattemar, Shekhar Poojjari, BG Suvarna and others were present.