Kadala Parba displays fishermen's talent

Kadala Parba displays fishermen's talent

Seashore games held on Chitrapura beach as part of Vishwa Tulu Sammelana

Kadala Parba displays fishermen's talent

 A scenic view of the boat race competition held as part of Kadala Parba, as a curtain raiser for Vishwa Tulu Sammelana, on Chitrapur beach on the outskirts of Mangalore on Sunday. DH PHOTOS BY AABHA RAVEENDRAN

Fishermen and women turned up in thousands from various fishing villages in the Tulunadu coast and actively participated in the activities like boat race, tug of war, swimming , throwing of fishing net (in traditional fishermen attire), knitting the net and balancing basket on head. The crowd was equally active cheering each participant and congratulating the winners.

The music of chende, kites by Team Mangalore and the many food stalls erected on the beach added to the festive mood of the day.

Attending the valedictory ceremony in the evening, Gurikar of Vishwa Tulu Sammelana D Veerendra Heggade urged the public not to forget their roots and culture whatever changes may take place in the coming years. With his witty statements on the changes that has taken place in the attire and attitude of Tulu people over the years, he captured the hearts of all those gathered. “It is said that people of Dakshina Kannada are intelligent because they eat fish’s eyes,” he said as a boost to the fishermen.

Representatives of the 27 Mogaveera Sanghas of the region honoured Heggade on the occasion. The Mogaveera Yuva Vedike under the presidentship of Shobhendra presented him a memento. Vice President of Vishwa Tulu Sammelana Surendra Hegde, District President of Fish Vendors Federation Yashpal Suvarana, Principal of SDM Law College Dr B K Ravindra and other prominent people like Mohiudeen Bava, Panambur Madhava Suvarna and Yathish Baikampady were present on the occasion. MP Nalinkumar Kateel distributed the prizes to the winners.

Earlier in the morning, Heggade inaugurated the Parba by pouring milk into the ocean.