Mangaluru: The district administration held a preparatory meeting for the upcoming 4 day cultural festival, “Pilikula Habba”, at the DC’s Office here, on December 10.
Addressing the mediapersons, deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim clarified that the festival is being organised as a finale of all programmes organised throughout the year at Pilikula and that it was not a “Christmas Habba” as reported in the media. “This will be Pilikula’s festival with a Christmas type fair (santhe). Cultural programmes by different academies will be organised on these four days from 4 pm to 7 pm. In light of the communal fights created by anti-social elements in the district, this festival will serve to send a message of unity among the people,” he added.
Pilikula Habba will be organised from 24-27th December at Pilikula Nisargadhama from 4 pm to 7 pm. The Beary and Kodava Sahitya Academies will conduct programmes on 24th, the Konkani Sahitya Academy on 25th and the Tulu Sahitya Academy on 26th December. Competitions like Fireless Cooking, Cultural Dances, Best Oriental Dressed Persons, Rural games, etc. will be held on 27 December.
The rules for the Fireless Cooking competition are:
Maximum four participants in a team.
No fires or live coals are allowed on the ground.
Each team should have a unique identification (attractive name).
All ingredients should be raw. If they are cooked or boiled, the team will be disqualified.
Preparations done before the competition like peeling vegetables/fruits, chopping, etc. are not allowed.
Dishes must be purely vegetarian (eggs not allowed)
Each group must at least prepare three dishes.
Items with alcohol contents are not allowed.
No sharing between teams.
Total duration of competition time is 1hr
Procedure of cooking should be explained during judgment.
Judgment is based on innovation, presentation, taste and cleanliness of the food.
Once the judgment is done, that will be the final result.