BERHAMPUR: Malyabanta Mahotsav-2009, the cultural festival of Malkangiri district, will begin from November 20. The three-day cultural festival is being organised by District Council of Culture and district administration.

It is aimed at providing a platform for tribal artistes of the area to exhibit their talent. The celebration of the festival will be both at panchayat level and district level. The sports events meant to coincide with festival will start from October 19 from Mathili.