Mangalore, December 19: Yathish Baikampady, Chairman of Karavali Utsav Beach Festival Committee informed that beginning from December 24th, a nine days beach festival would be organized as part of Karavali Utsav 2014-15.
He informed this at a press conference here on Friday, December 19th and said that events would be held at Panambur beach throughout the nine days including competitions such as boating, beach volleyball for men and women, sandsculpture, skating for children and kiteflying display by internationally famed ‘Team Mangalore’.
The beach festival will be inaugurated on Wednesday, December 24th, at 4.30 p.m. The food festival will also be inaugurated at the same time. Post this; there will be kiteflying display of attractive kites by ‘Team Mangalore’.On the same day, dance competition will be held for teams selected in preliminary rounds. Post this; a renowned team from Gujarat will present cultural program.
On Thursday, team of artistes from north Karnataka will present cultural programs and a singing competition for selected teams will be held. A beach cricket tournament for local cricket teams will be held on the same day, he said.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, internationally famed ‘Kalamandalam’ team from Kerala Samajam, Mangaluru will present special cultural programs.
On Saturday, December 27th, first round of beach volleyball competition for men and women will be held.
On Sunday, December 28th, boating competition, sand sculpture competition, skating competition for school children and final round of beach volleyball competition for men and women, will be held.
On Monday and Tuesday, there will be cultural performances by artistes from north Karnataka and other cultural groups.
On December 31st, a Mangalurubased team led by Lavita Lobo, will present a special musical performance along with New Year celebrations for families, said Yathish.
Valedictory programme of Karavali Utsav 201415, is scheduled on January 1st, followed by performance by movie singer Ramdas, Nithin Acharya and other singers from Mangaluru.
During the press conference, Ashok D R- Assistant Commissioner, Mangaluru and working president of Beach Utsav Committee and others were present.