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Yercaud gears up for summer festival

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Various contests to add charm to three-day fete

Yercaud getting ready for summer festival from Friday. —PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN
Yercaud getting ready for summer festival from Friday. —PHOTO: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

Preparations are in full swing for the conduct of 38{+t}{+h}Summer Festival 2013 in Yercaud that will begin here on Friday.

After the formal inauguration of the festival by Ministers attended by MLAs and officials from the district administration, cultural programmes, dramas, fold dances and performances by artistes and various competitions will be held during the three-day festival.

Exhibitions by government departments, boat riding competitions, musical concerts and sports competitions will also add charm to the festival apart from floral and vegetable exhibitions. Availability of drinking water and quality food to the tourists is still a daunting task for the organisers as more than one lakh tourists are expected to throng the festival that is held twice a year.

Special buses have been pressed into service. Police personnel will patrol the entire ghat road section in the Shervaroyan Hill to prevent untoward incidents. Tourists are warned not to use plastic items or throw plastic materials in the forest or cause damage to the environment.

With pleasant temperature prevailing in Yercaud and to beat the heat in the city, the inflow of tourists is expected to be high as the administration is gearing up to face the huge crowd. Parking facilities were created in tourist spots and at the four venues and vehicles plying on ghat road will be checked.

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