KOCHI: The Jalamayuram programme being organised to create awareness on ‘water as a life giver’, will be held in Kochi backwaters, Marine Drive, on Saturday.
The main theme of the programme, organised by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Kochi chapter in association with the Greater Cochin development authority (GCDA), Hindware and Cochin Port Trust, will be ‘Water, the life giver-Let’s protect it.’
As part of the programme, a street play and poster design competition will be organised. Students of colleges in the city can register and participate in the street play competition that will begin at Marine Drive walkway by 2.15 pm. The poster design competition is for school students and will be held at the same venue, for which the registration will begin by 1.30 pm.
The first three winners of street play competition will get `10,000, `5,000 and `3,000 respectively while the first three winners of poster design contest will get `5,000, `3,000 and `2,000 respectively.
The water wall is another novel initiative under the programme. The concept of water wall is the erection of a 50-ft canvas wherein the first stroke will be made by Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy Chairman K A Francis followed by 12 reputed artists who will compliment the water theme. The water wall will be later opened for public participation till 6 pm.
A boat rally will also be organised at 2 pm from Marina, Bolghatty where four types of water craft - large boats will lead the procession followed by 30 capacity and 10 capacity boats. Large boat of GCDA will follow the Port Trust boat under the guidance of GCDA Chairman N Venugopal. He will also carry the charter of plans for the protection of water.