Farm produce, agri implements on show

The annual agriculture fair, Omalloor vayal-vanibhom, organised by the local grama panchayat, began at the panchayat auditorium, vegetable market, and at the paddy fields at Omalloor, near here, on Friday.

Catholicate College Principal Mathew P. Joseph formally inaugurated the 25-day annual agriculture fair at a function at the grama panchayat auditorium in the forenoon.

Panchayat president Geetha Vijayan presided over the inaugural function.

Cultural meet

A cultural meet and procession were held in the afternoon.

Renowned Padayani exponent and former vice-chairman of the Kerala Folklore Akademi Kadammanitta Vasudevan Pillai inaugurated the cultural meet.

Mr. Pillai said the local body could do a lot in reviving the lost glory of the ‘vayal-vanibhom.’

A seminar on agriculture was held on the first day.

Annual attraction

The agriculture fair has been an annual attraction to the farming community in the region, especially to those residing in the hill tracts of the district.

People from neighbouring districts and border villages of Tamil Nadu used to visit Omalloor for purchasing agricultural implements and farm produces in olden days. Peasants used to barter agriculture produce and cattle at the fair.

The local body’s efforts to enliven the rustic fair had a fruitful impact over the past one decade.

Cattle expo

Besides the exhibition-cum-sale of agriculture produces and cattle, the local body also organises seminars and cultural programmes as part of the annual fair.

A seminar on animal husbandry and a workshop on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme will be held on Saturday.

District Collector P.B. Noohu will inaugurate the seminar in the forenoon.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Read News and Reports specially curated to your interest. Subscribe to WCRCLEADERS and have an edge.

You May Also Like

Sunday View: The Best Weekend Opinion Reads, Curated Just For You

Statue Debate is Giving Us a More Rounded History Lesson Even though…

Over 60 Dead in Amritsar Train Accident, Punjab CM Orders Inquiry

(3) NEW UPDATES 2:48 AM, 20 Oct Railway Board Chairman Visits Site…

Nana Patekar Sexually Harassed Me, No One Spoke Up: Tanushree

After speaking about how the #MeToo struck Bollywood several years ago, Tanushree…

Sabrimala row: FIR against Kerala actor for ‘women entering temple should be ripped in half’ remark

The Kerala police on Saturday registered an FIR against actor Kollam Thulasi…