Thiruvananthapuram

Onam fete to showcase resurgence of State tourism

Kadakampally Surendran , Tourism Minister, Kerala
Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

Kadakampally Surendran , Tourism Minister, Kerala Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup   | Photo Credit: S. Ramesh Kurup

Onam Week celebrations from September 10

This year’s official Onam celebrations will reflect the resurgence made by the culture and tourism sectors of the State after the destructive 2018 floods, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran has said.

Curtains will go up for this year’s official Onam Week celebrations in the capital city on September 10.

The festival, organised by the Tourism Department, will feature colourful programmes over seven days across multiple venues.

Main venue

The main venue, as usual, will be the Kanakakkunnu Palace grounds.

Meanwhile, the State government was also exploring the possibility of organising a Tourism Conclave to coincide with the Onam celebrations, the Minister said here on Wednesday.

The conclave was aimed at promoting the State’s tourism sector.

The government also planned to extend invitations to the Union Tourism Minister as well as the Tourism Ministers of various States for the event, he said.

Panel formed

An organising committee for the conduct of the celebrations was formed on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is the chief patron and the Tourism Minister the chairman of the panel.

C. Divakaran, MLA, is the working chairman and Tourism Secretary Rani George and Tourism Director P. Balakiran respectively are the chief coordinator and coordinator. MLAs from the district head the various sub-committees.

The seven-day celebrations will conclude with a colourful pageantry on September 16.

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