A carnival comes home
'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.