Mysuru: Despite the restrictions for the Mysuru Dasara celebration, the city is being decorated beautifully for the much-awaited state festival.

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to create public awareness on COVID-19, the authorities of Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC) have come out with ‘Corona awareness  illumination’ at Palace North Gate entrance in the city as part of Dasara festivities.

Various images of COVID-19 campaigns such as wearing of face mask, regular hand hygiene, social distancing plus the images of Coronavirus have been created out of LED serial sets.

While the current lights have been put up on an experimental basis soon it will be replicated near the Bus Stand, Railway Station, and other public places.

On the other hand  Mysuru based artist L Yogananda, who was earlier in news with his artistic way of creating awareness about COVID-19 and importance of following Government guidelines to contain the spread of the deadly pandemic, has painted a wall atop Chamundi Hill.

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The painting is of an elephant, the centre of attraction of the Dasara festivities, insisting on using masks to stay safe and to draw the attention of visitors towards the importance of mask usage.

Meanwhile with everyday spike in COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Monday said only 300 guests would be allowed to watch the grand finale of the 10-day Dasara festival on October 26 in the royal palace grounds.