Yaduveer aghast at litter in Durbar Hall
Mysuru: A screenshot of the Instagram feed on Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar’s Facebook post about the litter at the Durbar Hall of the Mysuru palace, on Tuesday night.
The littering of the Durbar Hall of the Mysuru palace by visitors during the Vijayadashami procession has raised the hackles of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of the erstwhile royal family.
In his Instagram post on Tuesday night, he said, “The aftermath… We cannot take our cleanest city tag seriously when the very Icon of our city is treated in this manner. When will the people understand that the Palace Durbar hall is not a theatre. Never has anyone at any point been allowed to consume food at the durbar hall, let alone throw around their trash like some theatre. (Not that we should throw trash around in a theatre) We should understand at some point that we must preserve the sanctity of our sacred festival, our great city, and its landmarks. Hope this blatant disregard to our most sacred building is not a annual feature,” he has written.
This was the first time that the district administration had made seating arrangements at the durbar Hall to accommodate VVIPs to watch the Jamboo Savari.
Otherwise, only relatives and friends of the family would sit in the hall to witness the Jamboo Savari.
The VVIPs and their family members, who had carried food items, coffee cups, paper plates and even plastic bags have dumped the waste inside the hall indiscriminately, creating an ugly scene.