Thiruvananthapuram: The rehabilitation centre for beggars at Kothalam in the Fort area wore a festive look on Monday. The occasion was the New Year celebrations organised by the Karma socio-cultural organisation in association with the City Corporation which manages the centre. The celebrations turned out to be a joyous event for the 41 residents of the shelter including 14 women. Communist ideologue P. Govinda Pillai inaugurated the celebrations. Mayor C. Jayan Babu presided.