‘Second Lake Festival November 18-20′
Udaipur : In an effort to sensitize people on the importance of water not only as a thing of utility but essential ingredient for survival as Udaipur being a tourist city, the district administration in association with the tourism department and Udaipur Municipal Corporation is all set to host the second ‘Lake festival’ from 18 to 20th November.
Musical programs, Adventure Sports, Jungle Safari, Bird Watching, Light and sound shows, Art Fair etc would be held around the lakes sides during the three days of the festival. To ensure participation of the common, cyclethon, night marathon and various competitions would be held. “ The Lake festival is sure to allure the residents and tourists alike. This time much focus would be given to sensitize people on the conservation of water and the works done under the Mukhyamantri Jal Swawlamban Abhiyan (MJSA).
Shramdaans would be held at Lake Fatesagar, Pichhola and an open well at Gulab Bag” Collector Rohit Gupta told TOI. A road show would be flagged off on November 18 from Fatehsagar ki Pal which would move around Udaipur streets demonstrating the tasks undertaken to conserve the rain waters. To allure the youths, a national championship of Dragon Boats, Open Kayaking and Canoeing events would be held during the festival. “ One of the major attractions would be the Sound-Light show by live torches. A group of architects consisting of 60 professionals would create magic of light effect on a building also imparting message to control the light pollution” Sumita Saroch, Dy Director of the Tourism Department said. During the fest, the forest department would organize bird watching sessions, field trips and competitions to attract nature lovers.
An Art Camp and Art Fair would also be hosted in association with the Lalit Kala Academy from 17 to 21 November at the Rajeev Gandhi Park on Rani Road. Noted painters from far and wide would participate to create live paintings. For music lovers a fusion of Sufi and folk songs would be presented by the Jaipur Beads Band while famous singers Nitin Mukesh and Pankaj Udhaas would give live performances. “ Entry have been kept free for all the events and we expect a large crowd for all the programs during the fest” Saroch said. The events have been planned to attract people of all ages alike.