Udupi to host Matsya Mela and State-level Yuva Jana Mela from March 3
Udupi: “Karnataka Fisheries department and Malpe development committee will organise ‘Matsya mela’ from March 3 to 5 at the Malpe beach”, said Pramod Madhwaraj minister from sports, fisheries and youth service.
Addressing the media persons at a press meet held at the press club on Friday February 24, Pramod said that the objective of the mela is to create an awareness among the public about the importance of fish, the mela will have exhibition and sale of fish and fish products, ready to eat fish, aquarium fish and accessories, scientific information, opportunities in fisheries sectors, exhibition of fish-related industries, cultural programmes etc.
MLA’s Sunil Kumar, Ganesh Karnik, Dinakar Gopal Poojary, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Haladi Srinivas Shetty, Kota Srinivas Poojary, Pratap Chandra Shetty, MP’s Oscar Fernandes, B S Yeddyurappa, Shobha Karandlaje, ZP president Dinakar Babu and others will be the chief guests.
On the same day, The State-level Yuva Jana mela and the State Youth Award distribution programmes will also be held at the Indoor Stadium Ajjarkad Udupi.
Nearly 1,000 youth from across the State are expected to participate in the Yuvajana Mela. The Yuvajana Mela will focus on displaying folk culture from different parts of the State. It would be in the form of competitions between various youth teams. The competitions would be in the following categories: Bhava Geete, theater songs, folk songs, Bisuva pada, Sobane pada, Gigi pada, Lavani, bhajans, solo acting performances, Kolata, Doddatta, Dollu Kunitha, Yakshagana, and instrumental music, he added.
Speaking about the quarry in Udupi district and the deputy commissioners transfer, Pramod said, “I have no role in this matter, it is the decision of the government. The newly appointed DC Priyanka Mary has good experience and knowledge about the Udupi district. She had earlier worked as the ZP CEO and is well aware of the problems of Udupi district. We hope she will do best in her tenure”, he said.