Mangalore, September 23: The administration of DK district has decided to organise 12 days Karavali Utsav programme from December 20th to 31st. This year the, apart from the exhibitions arranged by the event managers; the programme will feature exhibitions from various government departments.
In a meeting chaired at the deputy commissioner’s office on September 22nd, D C A B Ibrahim said that it has been decided to reserve a good share of the stalls for government departments including education, health, social welfare, backward class, ITDP, agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, watershed and forest departments. While the department stalls will be exhibited for 12 days, exhibitions by event managers continue for 30 days. Along with the exhibition, each department will get an opportunity to observe one day as the particular department’s day. Rs 40 lakh is estimated as the total expenditure for 12 days.
A platform will be provided to perform traditional folk arts, rural games, exhibition of traditional food etc, in order to promote the art and culture of coastal region, District and state-level artistes will showcase their expertise, unlike in previous years, when local artistes used to perform on the main stage. Food fest will be organised, where people from different regions and states will exhibit the typical food prepared in that region.
Kite festival, sand art, water sports, beach volleyball, tug of war, Mangalore marathon, beach Kabaddi, beach throwball will be organised as a part of Beach Utsav.
District-in-Charge Minister on chairing the meeting, directed to involve nationalised banks and public sector companies in Karavali Utsav by allowing them to open their stalls in the exhibition.
He said that, a grand procession should be arranged at Nehru Maidan as a part of the festival. He denied the idea of organising taluk-level Karavali Utsav since it adds up the expenditure and does not serve the purpose. Citizens are going to draw a unique experience.