Kollam aims high with ‘fest’
Kollam Fest 2011 which is scheduled to commence on 1st November is to use an annual festival of the kind, attracting a vast majority of Keralites and hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists to Kollam. The Kollam Corporation, the District Adminstration and the public of Kollam are going to make the one month long Kollam Fest a trend setting one. The class cultutral programmes in the evenings are sure to make the fest entertaining and memorable. Kollam Fest is an initiative of Corporation of Kollam backed by State and Central Government, local bodies of Kollam district and general public.
About the Fest
Kollam Fest is destined to be the signature event in Kollam for year 2011 as well as the years to come. Kollam Fest aims to showcase our rich Culture & Heritage, Tourism potential, Investments for the new ventures, et al through the month long gala event.The fest aims to constitute an award in the name of the late Renowned actor O.Madhavan for the best professional theatre group in Kerala.
Aims and Objectives
Aims to set up a museum for heritage, art and cultural. Raise a beneficial fund to help cancer patients. To create an aid project for the rehabilitation of helpless old age women. Invite investment in tourism and trade sector. Convey Eco-friendly message to lives
Under the tutelage of The Honourable chief Minister of Kerala and the Honourable Leader of Opposition and Honourable Ministers of Kerala Under the leadership of worshipful mayor of Kollam Corporation and the respected council members are the organizers of the event.
The event property has been conceived by the best in the business be it veteran Show Biz/ Theatre personalities, Cultural event organizers or the Government officials who have a proven track record in organizing path breaking events in the state as well as in the country.
Kollam Fest is destined to be the signature event in Kollam for year 2011 as well as the years to come.
National Exhibition will have participation from different industry domains, Defence aero Space ministries and Tourism departments. International cultural programs and dazzling shows like live statue will be the highlight.
A platform for the countries foremost artists coming together to showcase their talents
Big ticket Star Nites
A star studded event with participation from Bollywood, Sandalwood, Tollywood, Collywood & Mollywood.
Traditional-Ethnic Arts Festival
Organize arts festival with a estranged national art forms by having folk lore fest, presenting ethnic other art forms, et al.
Hosted and participated by News makers in the country and across the globe.
Entertainment and amusement
National / International programs, high voltage amusement kiosk for the kids and for the youth.
The best of India’s screen magicians together with the magicians of international reputes will present their master pieces.
World famous movies will be premiered along with Molly-wood’s best. A green carpet ceremony for the Who is who of the film industry is the highlight. The event will associate by Kerala State Chalachitra ( Film ) academy.
The fest aims to constitute an award in the name of the late Renowned actor O.Madhavan for the best professional theatre group in Kerala.
Festival of Festivals words smith masters of all lines. Book releases, book reading and signing session with celebrity authors will be the part of this. Will be showcasing national / international publication houses. Book launches, Book reading sessions, with celebrity authors, Awards will be constituted for novel, Poetry and criticism. The state library council will be the co-sponsor.
Fest is the huge canvas for painters and photographers. Eminent Indian painters will brush and color their works in the festivals zone. The works will be curated and exhibited in the fest art gallery.
Page 3 Shutterbugs, professionals, men of crafts, come together and bloating up the beauty of Kollam. Photographs taken by the celebrities will also be exhibit in the same.
The event would have 400 AC and non AC stalls and pavilions. Many public sector undertakings and departments of the Central and State governments would put up stalls. As a prelude to the event, the Corporation would distribute thousands of saplings and vegetable seeds.
The show would also have seminars on environment, industry, education, health, media, women empowerment, and information technology. An elaborate organising committee with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan as patrons had been constituted for the purpose. The organising committee would have 22 sub-committees.
Ship journey from Kollam Port, Horse Riding, Boating, Seminars on IT and lots of fun are in the agenda
Awards would be constituted in memory of prominent personalities from the district in the fields of arts and culture. They include G. Devarajan, Jayapala Panikkar, Raveendran, Thirunelllur Karunakaran, V. Sambasivan, O. Madhavan, Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair, Cine Narayanan, Jayan, Murali and Olympian Suresh Babu.
Kollam Fest Office,
Lal Bahadur Stadium,
Kerala – 691001