Grand Kerala Shopping Festival Mega Draw on Monday
By Express News Service | Published: 14th February 2014 08:52 AM |
The mega draw of the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF), Season 7 will be held at Thekkinkad Maidan here on Monday. The season will end on Friday, February 14. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the mega draw at 5 pm.
Winners of the mega draw will be selected from around two crore coupons distributed to shoppers through 91,618 trade partners of the GKSF. A total of `15 crore will be given to customers as prize. The bumper prize is `1 crore and the second prize is `10 lakh each to 15 persons, while third prize is `5 lakh each to 20 persons, said Therambil Ramakrishnan MLA and District Collector M S Jaya at a press meet here. The fourth prize is `1 lakh each to 50 persons.
The response to the 45-day festival, an initiative of Tourism Department, has taken the authorities by surprise. T hey were forced to extend the festival to 10 more days, which otherwise would have concluded on February 5. Minister C N Balakrishnan will draw the bumper prize at a function to be chairedover by Tourism Minister A P Anilkumar.