Bengaluru: On Tuesday, a high-power committee headed by CM BS Yediyurappa conducted a meeting and decided that this year’s Mysuru Dasara celebrations will be very simple.

MPs Prathap Simha, Sumalatha Ambareesh, deputy CMs Govind Karjol, Dr CN Ashwathnarayan, Lakshman Savadi, culture minister CT Ravi and minister ST Somashekar were present in the meeting.

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The state government has decided to invite COVID-19 warriors including doctors, nurses, pourakarmikas, ASHA workers and police to inaugurate the Dasara celebrations by offering pooja to Chamundeshwari.

While the celebration will continue without cutting down on the traditional aspects, the state government will not be spending on any other kind of entertainment this year.

The state government has also decided to avoid crowding during the 10-day celebration period.

Rs 10 crore will be released for Dasara celebrations. However, the state government has decided to drop out the exciting events like Dasara Sports, Yuva dasara and Food Mela.

Unlike the previous years, only five elephants will be a part of the celebrations.

A release from the Chief Minister's office also said that the popular Jamboo Savari will be restricted within the palace premises.

The famous Dasara lights will continue this year too, and the city will be completely lit up.

The stall exhibition will not allow selling of anything that is made in China but would stress on Indian products.