Boating, carol singing, cake festival, elevate festive spirit in city

'Boating, a rare opportunity to observe birds, nature'

Several events organised by the district administration, as part of its ‘December to Remember’ programme, to promote tourism was launched in the city, on Friday.

Among the events inaugurated during the day was the boating festival, at Karanji Lake. As part of the festival, tourists and other residents of the city, were provided concession in fees to take a boat ride in the Lake.

The event will be held till December 28. As part of the festival, fees for boat rides has been reduced by half, with the fee for children between 10-15 years of age fixed at Rs 15 and Rs 20 for adults. Nine boats have also been arranged at the venue.
Speaking after flagging of the festival on Friday, Chairperson of Zoo Authority of Karnataka, Rehana Banu said that boat festival was being held for the first time, as part of December to Remember programme. The boat festival provides a unique opportunity to observe nature and the bird species nesting near the Lake, she said.

According to authorities, more than 200 people participated in the boating festival on the first day.  

Carol singing

In order to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, a carol singing programme  was held at St Philomena’s Church, as part of December to Remember.
A total of 17 teams from various educational institutions in and around Mysuru city, participated in the event. Block Education Officer (South), Shivaramegowda said that all participants would be distributed mementos and certificates for participation.

Cake festival

As part of the programme, a cake festival will also be held for two days from today, at Nanjaraj Bahadur Choultry.

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