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President Draupadi Murmu to open Mysuru Dasara 2022

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Bengaluru: President of India Draupadi Murmu will inaugurate Nada Habba Mysuru Dasara. 

This was announced by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai here on Saturday.

Dasara this time is scheduled to be inaugurated on September 26 at Chamundi Hill. The Jamboo Savari procession the last leg of Dasara is on October 5.

Bommai said “Following a meeting to decide on the names of prominent personalities to be invited to inaugurate Mysuru Dasara, it had been resolved to invite President Draupadi Murmu. Following the decision, a letter had been written to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Today we have received a letter of confirmation from the President agreeing to inaugurate Dasara”.

With this Draupadi Murmu will become the first President in the recent past to inaugurate annual navaratri festivities.

However she is the third woman after actress B Sarojadevi and Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty to be bestowed with the rare honour. 

While in the year 1990 the then President R Venkataraman and in 1985 the then President Gyani Zail Singh had inaugurated the festival.

In the year 1988 P Shankardayal Sharma who was the vice-president had also inaugurated the festival. 

– Team Mysoorunews 

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