Mangaluru, June 3, 2015: At a preparatory meet at DK DC’s Court Hall in Mangaluru on June 2, Tuesday, DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim said that District administration and Pilikula Dr Shivaram Karanth Nisargadhama will organise rain fest ’Pilikula Male Habba’ at Urban Haat in Pilikula Nisargadhama on June 14.
The rainy season marks the beginning of farming and agriculture activities, the fest will predominantly feature expo and sale of agricultural equipment.
Compost : There will be display and sale of vermicompost, bio-fertilisers and related matters by the department of agriculture. The materials used for protection from rain, such as satra, korambu, panoli, muttale and agriculture related materials kalase, plough etc will be exhibited. An organic shandy market, featuring traditional eatables of rainy season such as jackfruit pappadam, mango mandra, will be organised in association with Savayava Samuha. Exhibition cum sale of cashew, pepper and coconut products, seeds of various fruit and flower bearing plants. DK DC said forest department will put up a stall for the sale of saplings.
An umbrella decorating competition will be held as part of ’Male Habba’. The first, second and third prize winners will get Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2000 cash prizes respectively, he said. Traditional indoor and outdoor sports of rainy season such as chenne mane, kunto bille will be conducted. A quiz programme will also be arranged. Planting plant species of Western Ghats , in Pilikula, will be held in association with Panambur beach development committee. Apart from these, demonstration on rain water harvest will be held. Food counters serving local delicacies will be put up at the fest.
Also, several cultural programmes which include hulivesha, chende, magic show and talamaddale will be held. Additional DC Sadashiv Prabhu, Pilikula Dr Shivaram Karanth Nisargadhama Executive Director S A Prabhakar Sharma, Pilikula Nisargadhama Governing council member Subbaiah Shetty, Kannada Sahitya Parishat district unit president Pradeep Kumar Kalkura were present.