Mangaluru, Jan 17 2018: A National Cultural Fest will be held at Nehru Maidan on January 19 and 20 under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture of Government of India.
Informing this to reporters here on January 17, Wednesday, Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said the Festival will be inaugurated on January 19 at 6 pm in the presence of DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, Mayor Kavitha Sanil, MLA JR Lobo and other dignitaries.
Over 400 artistes from 26 states will present cultural performances of their respective states. There will be classical and folk songs and dance, drama and a host of programmes during the Festival. An exhibition of Handicrafts from different states will also be arranged.
Umashanker and Krishnamurthi from the Culture Department were present.