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Fishco Festival begins

Students attending the inauguration ceremony of Fishco Festival on the campus of the College of Fisheries in Mangaluru on Monday.H.S. MANJUNATH

Students attending the inauguration ceremony of Fishco Festival on the campus of the College of Fisheries in Mangaluru on Monday.H.S. MANJUNATH  

Fischo Festival, a three-day cultural extravaganza to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of the Fisheries College, Mangaluru, began here on Monday.

Inaugurating the festival, district in-charge Minister U.T. Khader urged the college faculty to enhance their contribution to the fisheries sector.

New researches and technologies in the sector have to reach fishermen so also various government projects, he said.

Responding to college dean H. Shivananda Murthy’s request for Rs. 8 crore government aid to build the golden jubilee building, Mr. Khader said that he would strive to get all the facilities required for the college for the next 50 years. Various cultural competitions are being organised for college students from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.

While students from the Fisheries College too compete in the competitions, they would pass on the prize to the next winner if they win one, said festival coordinator and head of agriculture science centre in the college A.T. Ramachandra Naik.

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