The Coimbatore Chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry - ‘Young Indians’ (Yi) will host the fifth edition of ‘Coimbatore Vizha 2013’ from January 19 – 27. The Hindu will be the press partner.

Addressing press persons here on Thursday, Annush Ramasamy, Chairman of Yi, said this edition would focus on harmonising the greatness of the cultures of the immigrants who made up Coimbatore, showcasing the uniqueness of the region, and celebrating the spirit of Coimbatore.

The event had turned bigger with 85 organisations taking part in the events, said Mithun Ramdas, Chair of Coimbatore Vizha 2013.

“From 20 events in the first edition, the Vizha has grown to 105 events in the fifth edition. The events will be held under five verticals, namely, culture and heritage, health, education and knowledge, environment, and sports. Though the venue partners are the Brookefields Mall and Fun Republic Mall, the events will be held in 85 locations to involve people from all walks of life,” Mr. Ramdas said.

The highlight of the Vizha is expected to be the grand inauguration to be hosted by Keralites living in Coimbatore. This was in continuation of the focus on harmonising the various cultures in Coimbatore.

A procession showcasing the art and cultural forms of Kerala would begin from Park Gate at 3 p.m. on January 19 and reach VOC Park grounds by 5 p.m. The inaugural event to be held there would showcase more dance and art forms and performances by television artistes. Film artistes from Malayalam film industry are expected to be present during the inauguration. Nearly 20,000 Keralites living in Coimbatore would participate in the event.

For details, visit www.coimbatorevizha.com.

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