3-day Pravasi Utsav in Kodagu from Jan 11

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer K Lakshmipriya speaks at a preparatory meeting in Madikeri on Wednesday.

A three-day Pravasi Utsav will be held in Kodagu district from January 11 to 13.

The officials should make all the preparations for the success of the Utsav. Wide publicity should be given to ensure that a large number of tourists take part in the fest, said Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer K Lakshmipriya.

Speaking at a preparatory meeting on Wednesday, she said public participation in the Utsav was a must.

Deputy Director of Tourism Department H P Janardhan said a variety of cultural programmes would be held from 6 pm to 10 pm on all the days. In addition, food stalls will be set up and exhibition on
handicrafts and others will also be held.

The Department of Animal Husbandry will organise a dog show on January 12. The Horticulture Department will organise fruits and flowers show on all the three days at Raja Seat in Madikeri from January 11, he added.

An open street festival will be held from 8 am onwards on January 13. Yoga demonstration will also be held at 8 am on January 13, Janardhan said. 

Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinivasan directed the officials to make arrangements for the opening of stalls for the exhibitions.

“Sanitation and cleanliness should be given priority. Further, e-toilets should be set up,” he added.

AC T Javare Gowda, DySP Sundarraj and others were present.

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