Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The stage is set for the fifth annual water sports festival and pageantry in the Karamana river on September 1, an event that seeks to spread the message that rivers are the lifelines of the land.

The pageantry that will cover 6 km will be led by actor Dileep and will be flagged off by Law Minister M. Vijayakumar at 2 p.m. on September 1.

Residents associations and other NGOs have also been enlisted for the effort.