Malpe: Cat walk by dogs, sand sculpture mark Malpe Beach Utsav 2013

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Kemmannu News Network, 22-01-2013 06:29:01

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 Malpe Jan 22: A ‘cat walk’ on the sands by canines at the dog show introduced the spectators a variety of canine breeds in Udupi on Sunday. The dog show along with other competitions was organised by Udupi Utsav Committee as a part of the Beach Utsav-2013.

Right from Doberman to Bulldog to German Shepherd breeds, a number of canines displayed their talent and intelligence.

It was indeed not less to any beauty pageant and owners of the canines seemed more eager than the contestants themselves to win the contest!

French bulldog, Pomeranian, Sussex spaniel, Saint Bernard, Pug, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Golden Retriever were paraded on the sand. The show was also an occasion for the spectators to purchase the puppies of the breeds they liked. The puppies of Saint Bernard were priced at Rs 15,000.

Besides dog show, spot painting, expo, tug of war competition, sand sculpture competition and kite show were also organised on the occasion. The kite show had wonderful start with many number of kites flying above the sea. The picture was the reminiscence of colorful rainbow.

The spot painting exhibition was open to all in various categories and most of the participants experimented with the colors to paint abstract, oil and landscape painting.

Sand sculpture paintings carved with various concepts were another added attraction that stood as mammoth sand mountains with gigantic waves in the backdrop. The sculptures comprised messages against smoking and use of drugs. Some of the sculptures imprinted the saga of epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The second day of the beach fest continued with the tasty fish delicacies of coastal district. The cuisines like ‘Yetti Chetni,’ ‘Bangude Gasi,’ and ‘Marwayi Gasi,’ ‘Bhoothayi Saru’ and mouth watery ‘fish vadas’ and ‘ambade’ were displayed and there witnessed huge rush to taste the varieties.

 The Udupi Beach Utsav 2013 organised by the Udupi Utsav Samithi was inaugurated with much fanfare at the Malpe-Vadabhandeshwar beach on January 19, Saturday. The Utsav was inaugurated by Upendra Nayak, President of Udupi Zilla Panchayat.

The Utsav has been jointly organized by the Udupi Utsav Samithi and Udupi City Municipal Council. The Beach Utsav has food stalls serving veg and non-vegetarian food, various sports contests, sand sculpture contest, traditional games and cultural programmes. Various contests like boat race, tug of water, sand sculpture swimming, fishing, cycling and beack Kabaddi were conducted. Udupi CMC Chief Kiran Kumar, Vice President Bharathi Chandrashekhar and others were present.

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