Mangaluru, Dec 21, 2018: 2018 Karavali Utsav will commence today, Dec 21st. As a part of the inauguration an artistic procession made up of various teams of artists will commence today, Dec 21 Friday around 3:30 pm in the afternoon from Nehru Maidan to Karavali Utsav Grounds via Lalbhag. The district in-charge minister U T Khader will be inaugurating the event in the evening at around 6 pm.
The formal function will begin at 6:30 pm and will be inaugurated by renowned music director Gurukiran. As part of the Karavali Utsav, a multitude of programmes have been organized at various locations in Mangaluru city.
The exhibition to be held at the Karavali Utsav grounds at Lalbhag will be starting off on Dec 21st and will last for a period of 45 days. This exhibition will also include a variety of entertainment activities including amusement rides, shopping areas and entertainment areas for children.
On this occasion the cultural programmes will be conducted at both, Karavali grounds and Kadri Park. Attractive programmes have been lined up which will include artists of local, state and national fame and also have cultural teams. Youth festival, laughter festival, music, dance, drama, folk and classical music programmes will be conducted.
Sports : As part of the Utsav, an open men and women district level handball and lagori competition as well as sports and games on the district level for the differentially abled men and women of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada.
An open weightlifting completion for men and women will be held at Don Bosco Hall on Dec 29th. The winners of the sports events will be presented with certificates, commemoration and a money prize. Opportunity has been provided for interested sportsperson from school and colleges to participate at the sports events. Almost 200 competitors are expected to take part in the competition.
From Jan 22nd to 24th, a photo exhibition of Mangaluru’s history and culture will be conducted. In the same way works will be on display regarding Karavali’s contribution before the country’s independence.
Closing : On Jan 30th, the closing programme of Karavali Utsav will be held at Panambur beach. It will be followed by a live show by the renowned singer Manikant Kadri.