Mangalore: National Youth Festival: Treat for the Senses at Art Expo, Food Fest
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Jan 13: Food festival featuring a total of 44 stalls of delicacies from 19 different states, organized as part of National Youth Festival 2012 at the Karavali Utsav Grounds here, was inaugurated here on Friday January 13.
Union minister of youth affairs and sports Ajay Maken inaugurated the food festival in the presence of district in-charge minister Krishna J Palemar.
Food stalls included Bihari Litti to Masala Dosa, Rajasthani Dal Bato Churma, Bamboo roasted rice of Arunachal Pradesh and so on. Professional cooks from youth clubs of different states are taking part in this food court, to serve variety of food items for participants and public in general.
The teams consist of five to seven people including cooks who prepare the food in a makeshift kitchen behind their stalls.
There are stalls by the youth clubs from Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi and Sikkim among other states. There are 29 vegetarian food stalls and nine serving dry fruits and pickle items.
The food festival is open to public from 10 am to 10 pm.
Mangalore: ‘Yuva Krithi’ Showcases Intricate Handicrafts, Deft Artistic Skills
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)
Mangalore, Jan 13: ‘Yuva Krithi’, art fair that is being held as part of the ongoing 17th National Youth Festival in the city, has been attracting good crowd since Thursday January 12. This festival is being held at Karavali Utsav ground here.
Union minister for youth affairs and sports, Ajay Maken, inaugurated ‘Yuva Krithi’ on Friday January 13 morning, in the presence of dignitaries and government officials.
Art forms from the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu to Jammu and Kashmir in the north, and Gujarat in the west and West Bengal in the east, are exhibited and sold at this festival. The skills of rural artisans and remote areas of several states in handicrafts are witnessed in abundance at ‘Yutva Krithi’. Still, most of the stalls here reported that their sales have not been up to the mark, although the number of visitors has been quite large. Each of these stalls is hopeful of making brisk sales as the festival progresses, besides bagging rewards for being well-presented stall.
Attractive full-size puppets made by tribals of Madhya Pradesh, miniature statues made of bronze by artistes from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, pillow covers, saris, tops etc depicting Madhubani art form from Bihar, elephants carved out of marble from Agra, Chhandwa intricately carved art from Peepli near Bhuvaneshwar, are some of the items which attracted attention of visitors. S Krishna Rao from near Peepli said that the poor artisans of Peepli have been striving to conserve their art form by forming self help groups and availing bank loans.
A number of handicraft items made of bamboo and rosewood from Keerala, wooden items from Chhattisgarh, and deer made of metal, a stall exclusively showcasing Bidri art work from Bidar, and stall of Jammu and Kashmir selling dry fruits and natural saffron, also are located in this fair. 3D paintings from Punjab and calligraphy from New Delhi are other stalls which are presented well.