Mangaluru: The Karavali Utsav Committee held a press meet at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office here on September 30.
There was a discussion to finalize the date and venue for the Karavali Utsav. Some members suggested to hold the utsav in Pilikula, while some had Nehru Maidan in mind and the rest opted for the Kadri Park. Finally, the date and venue was finalized. The Karavali Utsav will be held from December 23 to January 3, at the Kadri Park.
Last year, Rs 106 lakh had been spent to celebrate the Karavali Utsav, out of which the state government sanctioned Rs 50 lakh. Rs 35 lakh was spent from Karavali Ground funds and Rs 22.65 lakh was collected from advertisements and donations. “This time the Mysuru Dasara will be celebrated on a low key, so we cannot expect more funds from the government. We have to find sources for the funds,” said the DC.
The sub committees of the Karavali Utsav will be formed within a week and responsibilities will be given to each committee. The beach festival will be held for a day on the last day of the Karavali Utsav.
District minister in-charge Ramanath Rai said that the Karavali Utsav should be organised in a systematic way. “The utsav should attract people and we need to take all the measures to do so. The cultural festival will be organized by the academies.”
President of Konkani Sahitya Academy Roy Castelino, MUDA Chairman IbrahimKodijal, ZP CEO Srividya, President of Tulu Sahitya Academy Janaki Bramhavar, President of Beary Sahitya Academy Mohammed Haneef, Mohammed Nazeer,Pradeep Kumar Kalkura and others were also present.