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Agri-fest Harithayanam under way at Thiruvambady

An exhibition organised as part of Harithayanam at Thiruvambady on Thursday.

An exhibition organised as part of Harithayanam at Thiruvambady on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: NP

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Bid to popularise farm tourism potentials of upland regions

Harithayanam, a three-day agriculture fest highlighting farmers’ achievements and their innovative practices is under way at Thiruvambady.

Civil Supplies Minister P. Thilothaman on Thursday opened the show which is being organised with the support of the Thiruvambady grama panchayat and Thiruvambady Sacred Heart Church.

Organisers said the three-day event comprising a series of socio-cultural events would be an attempt to attract people to the yet-to-be explored farm tourism potentials of the upland regions. Stalls set up by farmers and government agencies will be windows to information on agriculture for visitors, they added.

Harithayanam, which will have awareness sessions to be attended by Ministers, will also honour elderly farmers from the rural areas of Kozhikode. They will be accorded a civic reception for their contributions to the agriculture sector and food security needs, the organisers said.

The fest will also mark the platinum jubilee celebrations of Sacred Heart Church at Thiruvambady. It will showcase innovative rural technologies developed by farmers, and the designers themselves will demonstrate them for interested buyers. Besides, there will be an ethnic food fest, auto expo, health and education seminars, and cultural programmes, event coordinators said.

The fest will draw to a close on December 29. Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran will open the valedictory session.

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