Pilikula Habba from December 24 to 27

Pilikula Habba from December 24 to 27

The district administration and Dr Shivarama Karantha Nisargadhama, in association with various linguistic academies, will organise ‘Pilikula Habba’ from December 24 to 27 in Pilikula Nisargadhama.

Various exhibitions and cultural programmes will be held as a part of the fest. In this regard, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim chaired a preparatory meet recently.

Pilikula Nisargadhama Executive Director Dr S A Prabhakar Sharma said that Beary, Christian and Hindu cuisines will be exhibited during the food festival. Exhibition stalls will be open from 4 pm to 7 pm. Also, the linguistic academies will conduct cultural programmes from 4pm to 7 pm.

Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy President Muhammed B A Haneef said that the Academy will conduct Sauharda Kavigosthi and will organise a programme on Beary Songs. Beary calender will be released on the occasion.

Karnataka Konkani Sahithya Academy will put up stalls for carrol and cribs, display and sale of cakes and also display of the iconic cake on December 25. Tulu Academy Registrar Chandrahas Rai informed that cultural programmes will be conducted by Tulu Sahitya Academy on December 26.

District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura said that Kalkura Prathisthana, Mangaluru, will conduct cooking without fire competition on December 27 at Urban Haat at 4.00 pm.

The first, second and third prize winners will be awarded cash prizes Rs 3000, Rs 2000 and Rs 1000 respectively. The valedictory programme will be held on the same day. Old Film songs from various languages will be sung on the occasion.

There will be events like on the spot preparation of greeting cards, cultural dances of different communities, best Oriental wear, rural games during festivals like coconut hitting etc., the deputy commissioner said. Writer B A Vivek Rai and Additional DC Kumar were present among others.

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