M'lore to host 'Srujanotsava'

M'lore to host 'Srujanotsava'

The 4-day fest would be held at Pilikula from Jan 22

Minister for Women and Child Welfare C C Patil launching the website www.balbharatsrujanotsav.com at Deputy Commissioner’s office in Mangalore on Saturday.DH PhotoMinister for Women and Child Welfare C C Patil said that an additional Rs 25 lakh would be released for ‘Bal Bharath Srujanotsava 2012’ scheduled to be held in Pilikula from January 22 to 25. The Bal Bhavan Society has already released Rs 69 lakh for the Srujanotsava.

Speaking after launching the website www.balbharatsrujanotsav.com here at Deputy Commissioner’s office on Saturday, he called upon the officials to give priority to the cleanliness and security of the children. The food and accommodation facility should be given utmost importance.

He said that he will hold another round of meeting with the officials and Pilikula villagers on January 18.

Bal Bhavan Society President Sulochana Bhat said that the road leading to Pilikula should be asphalted. The authorities should see that there is uninterrupted supply of drinking water and electricity during the ‘Bal Bharath Srujanotsava 2012.’

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda said that 10 committees have been constituted to look into the success of the programme. Boards and banners will be placed at 15 places in and around Mangalore.

The accommodations have been arranged at Mangala Jyothi School, St Joseph Engineering College, St Joseph Higher Primary School, Raymonds School, Vidya Jyothi School, Thiruvail School, Shubhodaya, and Samyukta and Moodushedde School.

Tenders have been invited for the construction of temporary toilets and bathrooms in these schools. Every accommodation centre will have two government officials and a nodal officer. To transport kids to the venue, 40 school buses will be arranged.

The DC said that the services of Home Guards have been sought to provide security. Mobile ambulance will be stationed to meet any medical emergency, he added.


The website provides complete details on ‘Bal Bharath Srujanotsava 2012’. Bal Bhavan Society President Sulochana Bhat said that 28 teams from 20 states including Jammu Kashmir, Gujarath, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Haryana, Orissa, Mizoram, Goa, Daman, Pondicherry and others have already confirmed their participation.

She said that all children who have come from various states will gather for a procession which includes various tableaus and children representing tradition and culture of their state. The procession will move along the Pilikula surrounding and will reach Pilikula Rangamandir. The events of the Srujanotsava include Creative Art Session: drawing/cartoon,  clay art, collage, Therma Foam Masks, Kandeel (Goodu Deepa), metal embossing art, Origami art (Paper folding), magic, sand art, greetings making, simple technique art, doll making, kite making.

The science activities include ‘Fun Science’ – by Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore; Playing with rockets – by ISRO, Bangalore, ‘Chemical magic’ – by R Mascarenhas, St Agnes College, Mangalore, science demonstration – By Suresh Dake, Pune, wild life expedition – by Biological Park, Pilikula, live snake demonstration – by Biological Park, Pilikula; Sky watching – By Dr Jayanth, St Agnes College, Mangalore & Team and  students scientists interaction programme. Under cultural programme, there will be Garba, folk dance, Koochupudi, Mohiniattam, Dekhani, Yakshagana, and Bombeyata.

January 24 will be a special day for the participating kids as all the kids will be taken to the beach wherein kite flying has been arranged. The children will also be taught sand art, she said. The website also provides details on tourist spots in and around Mangalore.

District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar, Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash, Additional DC Dr Dayanand were present.

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