Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-10-01 13:06 Mysuru: Poet, Nadoja Channaveera Kanavi inaugurated the ten-day Dasara celebrations atop Chamundi Hills in Mysuru on a cloudy Saturday morning. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was present. Addressing the gathering, litterateur Kanavi touched upon the Cauvery row that has gripped the state. He appealed to the prime minister to intervene and evolve a lasting solution to the crisis. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah later honoured the poet. Paralympic athlete Deepa Mallik, the first Indian woman to win a silver in shotput at the Rio Paralympics inaugurated Dasara sportsmeet. Chief Minister honoured Deepa Mallik and badminton ace Ashwini Ponnappa on the occasion.