Belgaum city and its officials are working 24×7 to get all the work done pending for the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana to be held from 11 March. Still a lot of work is pending but work is being done a war footing.
A mega procession will be held on 11th March which would begin at 10am and end at 5pm from where the actual programs of the VKS would begin at the District Stadium. A whopping 70 lakhs would be spent on the entire procession alone, so one can imagine the grandness of the procession. Out of the 70 lakhs 2.81 lakhs have been given to forest department for the over looking of all the animals that have been brought which includes, elephants and 65 horses from Mysore.
The Procession will showcase the the states history, culture and Elephants, Horses and other animals would walk along with thousands of folks artists and tableau from various districts will march along the roads of city. The entire route has some shade being made so that people could stand in the Shelter shade and see.
The Jumbo Savari the pride of Mysore will also walk the Belgaum roads. Another added attraction would be the horse mounted police from Mysore and Police band. 108 bullock carts will also join in. Helicopter will shower petals on Bhuvaneshwari devi from the skies. 500 artists from Sandalwood would also take part in this.
The tableau’s from Army, Navy and Sea bird Karwar will also be seen.
10 am – Veer Soudha (Congress Well First Railway Gate) Congress Road.
Dharmveer Sambhaji chowk (Bogarves)
Rani Chennamma Circle
District Stadium – 5pm
As many as 5,000 personnel, including senior officials, reserve police platoons and women staff, will be deployed to maintain law and order, regulate traffic mobility, arrange immediate help and guide the thousands of visitors converging on the city for the grand celebrations and cultural extravaganza. CCTVs have been installed at 15 sensitive areas to keep a watch on miscreants and anti-social elements.