Showing solidarity with the flood-affected people of Kodagu, the Kodava Hockey Academy has decided to postpone the 2019 edition of the annual Kodava Hockey Festival. The festival, which was supposed to be orgainsed by Mukkatira (Harihara) family at Balugodu near Virajpet in April 2019, will now be held in 2020 at the same venue.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Maletira Subbaiah became the first Kodava to get elected to Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) from ward no. 20 (Vijayanagar).
BJP emerged victorious on 22 of the 65 seats at MCC, followed by the Congress which won 19. The JD(S) stood third with 17 of its candidates winning. 5 Independents and 1 from the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) also won.