The Raitha Dasara on October 18 and 19 will feature entertainment programmes, sports events and felicitation for achievers in the field of agriculture.
The inauguration will be marked by a procession by folk artistes, decorated oxen and bullock carts, and a tableau depicting agricultural activities.
The main programme will be inaugurated at the Kalamandira on October 18 at 11.30 a.m. Young farmers and agricultural scientists will be felicitated. Three farmers and two persons each from the fields of animal husbandry, horticulture, sericulture and fisheries will be felicitated. A quiz on agriculture will be held.
This year’s rural sports meet will feature slush race at Varuna village, shot put at the University Oval Grounds and running race carrying heavy weight, for both men and women.