Kozhikode City Corporation is organising various programs as part of the 140th anniversary celebrations from Dec. 20 to Jan 20. A website has been already inaugurated by Mayor M. Bhaskaran. ‘Malabar Mahotsav’ aims to expose cultural tradition of Malabar to the new generation and also to encourage business and tourism in the state.
Various programmes being planned include demonstrations by Indian Navy, Air Force. Para Gliding, hot balloon plays, water sports, and helicopter trips etc have been planned.
Residents and tourists can look forward to flower shows, aqua shows, handicraft exhibition, film festival, Circus, Magic, and street entertainment at different venues. There will be also sports events such as football. Treasure hunts, package tours, flying trapeze, dram fest, mass run etc are also part of the plan.
Business seminars, cyber games, quiz competition on the culture of Malabar will be organized during the month long festival.
The slogan of festival will be “More Shopping More Entertainment”