Mysuru, Oct 6: Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, the head of the erstwhile royal family, on Saturday said President Ram Nath Kovind would inaugurate the third session of the birth centenary celebration of late Maharaja Jayachamaraja (JC) Wadiyar at the Durbar Hall of the Mysuru Palace on October 10.
He will release a book ‘Srividya Sankeerthana Sudhalahari’ in Kannada and Devanagari script containing both literature and musical notes of 94 Carnatic classical music compositions of JC Wadiyar," she told media persons on Sunday.
“While a host of military and police bands will play music in honour of the President on October 10, Raghu Dixit will perform on the palace courtyard (forecourt) on October 13," she added.
She said her late husband Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar had compiled the manuscript of all 94 compositions in 1975 itself. However, he could not realise his dream of publishing it. Now Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar (SDNR Wadiyar) Foundation has published the book. The programme will be unique in many ways. Even the invocation will be JC Wadiyar’s composition, not only literature, but also the raga ‘Jayasamvardhini’ on which it is based,” said Pramoda Devi Wadiyar
She said that Mysuru had a bonding with 61st Cavalry of Jaipur as Mysuru Lancers, which was led by Col J Desraj Urs in the historical ‘Battle of Haifa’, and was merged into it. "The President will also unveil the plaque of the University of Mysuru.
"The President will also unveil the plaque of the University of Mysuru (UoM), which is establishing Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Centre for Higher Learning on a 22 acre land at the foot of Chamudi Hill," she said.
Meanwhile series of cultural programmes will commence from dawn to dusk as part of birth centenary of the 25th and last ruler of the erstwhile Mysuru state Jayachamaraja (JC) Wadiyar in front of Mysuru Palace on Sunday.
District In-charge Minister V Somanna will inaugurate the programme and MLA S A Ramdas willl preside the inaugural ceremony at 0600 hrs to 1800 hours with cultural programmes of various tropes through out the day. (UNI)