Press Esc to close

A carnival comes home

'Namma Bengaluru Habba'

Artist at Namma Bengaluru Habba

Artist at Namma Bengaluru Habba

The first edition of ‘Namma Bengaluru Habba’, a day-long fiesta was held at Sankey Tank on Sunday.

The aim of the festival, which was organised by the Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, was to spread awareness about the importance of preserving the environment.

It was a colourful affair with over a thousand participants, 15 stalls and 20 unique performing artistes coming together.

One of the highlights of the event was the beautifully decorated streets and the talented stilt-walkers performing.

The street musicians and jugglers were seen thoroughly entertaining the crowd.

The participants also had an opportunity to cruise around the lake with fly boards and jet skis and enjoy the surrounding.

The festival also offered visitors a peek into the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka through such breathtaking performances like Yakshagana, Dollu Kunita and Hulivesha.

There were stellar acts by magicians too. Face painters, caricature and tattoo artists mingled with the crowd around the periphery of the lake.

Of the different stalls that the festival housed, there were ones selling organic and eco-friendly products including terracotta jewellery, natural soaps, millet-based products etc.

These apart, there were gym trainers, yoga and Zumba instructors seen engaging the interested audience present there.

The festival also had interactive workshops on topics about various green initiatives by citizens and organisations which included rainwater harvesting, waste management, pottery, terracotta jewellery and much more.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Two peacocks in a mid-flight at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi...

Two peacocks in a mid-flight at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi...

Former Telecom Minister A Raja addresses the gathering at his book launch 'The 2G Saga...

Former Telecom Minister A Raja addresses the gathering at his book launch 'The 2G Saga...

Police personnel stand guard near the premises of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya...

Police personnel stand guard near the premises of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya...

STF personnel recover gold after a raid which resulted in arrest of most wanted criminal Subodh...

STF personnel recover gold after a raid which resulted in arrest of most wanted criminal Subodh...

Former Miss Earth Nicole Faria addresses the event for felicitation of 112 women achievers...

Former Miss Earth Nicole Faria addresses the event for felicitation of 112 women achievers...

Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai at an event to recognise 112 women achievers, to be honoured...

Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai at an event to recognise 112 women achievers, to be honoured...

A farmer burns the residue of her sugarcane crop at her farm on a cold foggy morning...

A farmer burns the residue of her sugarcane crop at her farm on a cold foggy morning...

Kite-enthusiasts display a kite with an image of Kulbhushan Jadhav during International Kite...

Kite-enthusiasts display a kite with an image of Kulbhushan Jadhav during International Kite...

Honey bees visit a flower near Vijay Chowk area in New Delhi...

Honey bees visit a flower near Vijay Chowk area in New Delhi...

A squirrel eats corn grains on a cold winter morning in Bhopal ...

A squirrel eats corn grains on a cold winter morning in Bhopal ...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.