- The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has shared glimpses of the Mysuru Dasara celebrations and lauded the commitment of the people of Mysuru to preserving their culture and heritage in a beautiful way.
About Mysuru Dasara
- Mysore Dasara is the Nadahabba of the state of Karnataka in India. It is a 10-day festival, starting with nine nights called Navaratri and the last day being Vijayadashami.
- This celebration dates back to the 14th century, during the rule of the Vijayanagara Empire.
- While the celebrations were halted due to the fall of the monarchy, they were restarted in 1610 with Raja Wodeyar I.
- According to Hindu mythology, the Chamunda Hills’ Goddess Chamundeshwari, commonly known as Goddess Durga, killed Mahishasura. The city of Mysuru was named after the slaying of Mahishasura.
National Lok Adalat
- National Lok Adalat will be held on 12th November 2022 across the country to despose off pending cases through settlement.
- The phrase “Lok Adalat,” which translates to “People’s Court,” is based on Gandhian ideals.
- It provides the ordinary people with informal, affordable, and quick justice and is one of the elements of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system.
- In Gujarat, the first Lok Adalat camp was established in 1982 as a non-governmental, conciliatory organisation without any legal authority to make judgements.
- The Legal Services Authorities Act of 1987 granted it legislative status as a result of its escalating popularity over time. The Lok Adalats’ structure and operation are governed by the Act’s provisions.