Panambur to come alive, beach fest on Jan 30, 31

Come January 30 and 31, the Panambur Beach will be buzzing with activities as the district administration is organising a beach festival as part of the ongoing Karavali Utsav.

For the first time, a national angling competition will be held at the beach.  District In-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai told reporters here that the fish, caught by the contestants, will be weighed and released back into the sea. Anglers from the district and from across the country can to take part in the competition, he added.

Selected troupes will perform dance and present songs on the beach side. Apart from this, Yakshagana and beach volleyball competitions will be organised at the beach, he added.
The minister said that a committee set up under the chairmanship of Prof Viveka Rai will select the name for ‘Karavali Gaurava Prashasthi.’ The award will be presented at Kadri Park on January 26.

The nine-day-long Karavali Utsav has started at Karavali Utsav grounds here. The exhibition, organised as part of the Utsav, will be held for 45 days. The amusements, stalls selling dress materials, bags and other things will be an added attraction. A procession, comprising various art troupes, will be taken out from Kadri Park to Karavali Exhibition Ground at 4 pm on January 23.

Cultural programmes

The cultural programmes, organised as part the Utsav, will be held at Kadri Park as well as Karavali Utsav Grounds. About 35 programmes will be staged, Prof Narendra Nayak said.
The details of the programmes are as follows: January 23—Bharatnatyam by Sri Chakrapani Nrityakala Kendra (Karavali Utsav Ground, 5 pm), old film songs by Rameshchandra, Sunitha and others (Kadri Park, 6 pm); January 24—Udayaraga, violin recital by Dr M Narmada and team (Kadri Park, 6 am to 8 am) and saxophone recital by Prakash Devadiga and team and film songs by Uday Singhar (Kadri Park, 6 pm),  cultural programmes by blind artistes from Chitradurga  and cultural programmes by Konkani Sahitya Academy (Karavali Utsav Ground, 6 pm); January 25—Hindustani classical music by Upendra Bhat, Pune and dance ballet by Nrithyopasana Kala Kendra, Puttur (Kadri Park, 6 pm), Tulu play ‘Appe Sri Mookambike’ (Karavali Utsav Ground 6.30 pm); January 26—Bhavalahari-Bhavageethe, Vachana recital by Heggara Anantha Hegde and Harihara dance by Spanda Dance Company, Chennai (Kadri Park, 6 pm), Carnatic music by Priyanka K P and team and cultural programmes by Beary Academy (Karavali Utsav Ground, 6 pm); January 27—Carnatic music by Shreya Kolathaya N and Hindustani music by Maunesh Kumar Chavani (Kadri Park, 6 pm), Sugama Sangeetha by Jagadeesh Acharya and ‘Nruthya Sinchana’ by Sri Sharada Natyalaya (Karavali Utsav Ground, 6 pm); January 28—Carnatic classical music by R Sooryaprakash, Hindustani classical music by M Venkatesh Kumar (Kadri Park, 6 pm), Bhavageethe, folk songs by Jhenkara Ganakalakendra and Yakshagana—Bhasmasura Mohini by Yakshaprathibe (Karavali Utsav Ground, 6 pm); January 29—Hindustani classical music by Arshad Ali Khan and variety of dances by Punya Dance Company (Kadri Park, 6 pm); Carnatic music by Aneesh V Bhat and Bharatanatyam by Noopura Nruthya Sangeetha Academy (Karavali exhibition grounds, 6 pm); January 30 — ‘Santhavani and Bhajan’ by Bharath Balavalli, Yakshagana Talamaddale by Prabhakar Joshi (Kadri Park, 6 pm); poets’ meet and cultural programmes by Tulu Academy (Karavali Ground, 6 pm); January 31—Hindustani Bansuri recital by Sathish Bhat and Nagaraj Hegde (Kadri Park, 6 am), Carnatic classical music by M Harikrishna and Hindustani classical music by Kaivalya Kumar Gurav (Kadri Park, 6 pm), Nruthya Vaividhya by Nruthya Vidyanilaya, Kadri and a magic show by Mangala Magic Circle (Karavali Ground, 6 pm).

Weightlifting competition

The minister said that Karavali Utsav Sports Committee and the District Weightlifters’ Association will organise a weightlifting competition for men and women at the Town Hall on January 27 and 28.

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