Mangaluru,April 5, 2015: In a interactive session with the media April 4, Executive Director S A Prabhakara Sharma said With an objective to create awareness about the history of the traditional customs and their role in Tulu culture, Dr Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisarga Dhama will celebrate ’Bisu Parba’ at the ’Guttu Mane’ of the Nisargadhama on April 14. Arrangement of ’Bisu Kani’ will be held at 10 am. Hampi University former vice chancellor B A Vivek Rai would speak about the meaning of ’Bisu Parba’.
There will be an exhibition of fruits, antique swords, pots and other things prepared in the Guttu house. Rangoli competition for women (individual) will be held near administrative office from 10 am to 11.30 am. The winners of this 90-minute competition will receive a cash prize of Rs 5,000, runners-up and third prize winners will get Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively, he said.
Those who want to participate in celebrations and want to have a special vegetarian lunch with around 200 recipes may purchase coupons worth Rs 200.
The coupons are available at ’Parampara’- Mangalore City Corporation Commercial Complex, Mallikatte, Panambur beach (Yatish Baikampady), Mangaluru Stationary of Besant Complex, Pilikula Zoo Counter, Vijaya Bank founders branch Jyoti circle, Vijaya Bank Catholic Club branch Hampanakatta and Vijaya Bank Bendoorwell.
The coupons are available till April 12. With coupons, one can also enjoy free entry to Pilikula zoo, science centre, boating centre, medicinal garden and artisans’ village on the day. Meanwhile, he said that those who are interested to participate in Rangoli competition may contact 94489 53404.
New animals at the zoo : Pilikula Biological Park Director H J Bhandary said that three Hippos and a couple of Asiatic lions will arrive at the park within two months. The Hippos are at Trivandrum and lions are at Gujarat at present. The park has prepared three new dwellings for birds. After the approval of zoo authority of India, a white peacock will be brought to the zoo from Chennai. Under exchange programme, the zoo will send a king cobra, mouse deer and a barking deer.
Meanwhile, he said that in the year 2014-15, the zoo has collected record gate fees of Rs 1.5 crore, which was around Rs 60 to 70 lakh earlier. Governing Council Honourable Member N G Mohan and others were also present.