Sirsi: Sirsi taluk-level youth festival will be held for two days from January 2 at Hardekar Manjappa Ranga Mandira at Banavasi under the auspices of the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Uttara Kannada Zilla Panchayat, Sirsi Taluk Panchayat and Banavasi Gram Panchayat. The event will be inaugurated by president of the zilla panchayat L.V. Shanabhag at 3.30 p.m. on January 2. Taluk panchayat president Sadanand Bhat will preside over the function. District in-charge Minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri will distribute prizes on January 3. MLA V.S. Patil will preside over the valedictory function.

— Correspondent