Mangaluru: A Two-day Beach Utsav was inaugurated by Mayor Jacintha Alfred by flying the kite at Panambur beach here on January 30.
The Two-day beach festival has been organized as part of the ongoing Karavali Utsav. The festival features various sporting activities for people of all ages. The Beach festival will be followed by kite flying, dance and music contests, including a number of food stalls offering coastal, Gujarati and Kerala delicacies as well as various food items for the visitors.
CEO of Panambur Beach Development Yathish Baikampady speaking to mangalorean.com said that the beach utsav will attract many visitors since a number of cultural programmes are being held. On January 30 night there will be a Yakshagana, finals of the singing and dance competitions are also being held. Anglers have arrived from Chennai, Kerala and other parts of the country but due to safety reasons NMPT has not given permission for angling. Later the anglers proceeded to Mulky to enjoy their favorite sport.
He further said that our intention is to develop tourism by holding various competitions and adventure sports. We are trying to attract tourists by holding the beach festival, food festival and the kite festival at Panambur.
Mayor Jacintha Alfred said, “The Beach Festival is organised with the intention of attracting the present generation and to give more opportunities to the youth to unleash their hidden talents. It is a total package of entertainment. The beach festival will also help to promote tourism. She congratulated the organizers for their efforts in organizing the beach festival.
Assistant Commissioner and President of Beach Festival Committee, Dr Ashok D R, ACP Madan Gaonkar, Er Rajendra Kalbavi and others were also present.