On September 26, President Droupadi Murmu began the Dasara 2022 celebrations by paying floral tribute to Chamundeshwari at the top of Chamundi Hills in Mysuru.
The Dasara celebrations in Mysuru are a celebration of Indian culture and custom, Ms. Murmu informed the attendees, and festivals of gods, goddesses, and human figures from history and mythology are celebrated throughout India.
She stated that Karnataka is home to the nation’s spiritual center, giving as examples the ancient Jain and Buddhist temples, the Adi Shankaracharya-founded Sringeri mutt, the Kalaburagi Sufi culture, and the Anubhava Mantapa of social reformer Basavanna from the 12th century. She highlighted that Karnataka, which received 53% of all the foreign direct investment (FDI) received by India in hardware and software during the financial year 2021–2022, is leading the nation in the sector of information technology (IT).
Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister of Karnataka, addressed the crowd and thanked President Droupadi Murmu for accepting his invitation to begin the Dasara celebrations. He claimed he had no knowledge of whether the President of the nation had ever opened the Dasara celebration in Mysuru.
Formerly a television spectator, Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot attended the ceremony and declared it to be his first time attending the Dasara initial programme. According to Minister for Co-operation S.T. Somashekar, who is also the Minister in charge of the Mysuru district, the last two years’ Dasara celebrations were kept to a minimum due to COVID-19 limitations. However, Mr. Somashekar noted, this year’s celebrations would be held on a huge scale with a number of public attractions.