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Will Ram Navami music fest be held this year?

HC directs commissioner to come to a decision on providing security for the month-long pageant

One of Bengaluru’s residing cultural heritage, the month-long classical music pageant organised through the Sree Ramaseva Mandali hangs in stability. The 80-year-old pageant organised at the Old Fort High School in Chamarajpet has been a permanent function of summers within the town. However, the police have not but made up our minds on granting good enough coverage for the pageant this 12 months. The High Court has directed the Commissioner of Police to come to a decision at the factor today (April 6).

The president of Sree Ramaseva Mandali Trust, retired IAS officer Mani Narayanswamy approached the HC with a petition on this regard. The case used to be heard through Justice Alok Aradhe. The Trust had made a representation to town police on March 12, 2019 to supply good enough police coverage for conducting the music pageant this 12 months.

When there used to be no certain reaction from the police, a petition used to be filed within the HC.

With the ongoing Lok Sabha election, the police forces are stretched and are discovering it tough to supply staff for the pageant. The pageant is conducted for 31 days across the Ram Navami season. This 12 months the Ram Navami falls on April 14. In its judgement, the HC famous the submission made on behalf of the Trust. It stated, “When the topic used to be taken up today, realized Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the Commissioner of Police or any authority designated through him could also be directed to imagine and come to a decision the representation submitted through the petitioner and to supply police coverage to the petitioner to behavior Ram Navami Music Festival - 2019.” The suggest for the respondents – police - advised the court that a appropriate action shall be taken at the representation.

The HC then ordered for a choice to be taken through April 6. “In view of the aforesaid submissions made and within the facts of the case, the write petition is disposed of with a course to the Commissioner of Police or any other Authority designated through him to come to a decision the representation submitted through the petitioner through a talking order in keeping with law on or ahead of 06.04.2019,” the HC stated.

The Sree Ramaseva Mandali used to be began in 1939 through SV Narayana-swamy Rao and the music pageant organised through it's been a consistent function in Bengaluru’s cultural calendar. The pageant, over time, has hosted the entire legends of classical music in India from MS Subbulakshmi to Bismillah Khan.

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