Youth of Mysore will sashay to the tunes of singer Shaan at the Yuva Dasara, which will be kicked off on the Maharaja’s College Grounds from Monday.

Introduced in 2000 to draw the youth and the new generation to Naada Habba, the concept of Yuva Dasara was a smash hit since its inception and is a regular feature in Mysore Dasara every year.

Though it was disbanded last year owing to the influence of purists who scoffed at the growing influence of dance and songs from the film industry, organisers were forced to reintroduce it under popular demand.

The list of artistes lined up for Yuva Dasara include Sunidhi Chauhan, who will perform on October 8, Vijayprakash and Anjana on October 9, Sukhwinder Singh on October 10, and Mika Singh and Shivamani on October 11. There will be a ‘musical evening’ by music director Arjun Janya and his team on October 12.

The main concerts will kick off at 8 p.m. and will be held till 10.30 p.m. while there will be presentation of dance and music by various artistes including winners of Yuva Sambrahma programme from 5 p.m. onwards. The organisers said entry is free.