Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2019 – OMITF 2019 – Day 1

The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, was formally inaugurated today by the Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri H D Kumaraswamy.

The venue was the Tripuravasini Gate, at the Bangalore Palace grounds.

This post gives you glimpses of Day 1, Jan 18th, 11am – 7pm.

 

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Suggi Huggi – OMITF 2019

The Suggi Huggi Jaatre was held on Jan 15th, 2019 at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore, India.

(Suggi translates to harvest festival, Huggi is a kind of porridge served at the festival and Jaatre is a Mela or Village fair)

This day long event that began at 11 am and ended after 7 pm, was yet another run up event that was conducted in order to raise awareness about the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair, Jan 18th-20th, 2019 (OMITF 2019) that will take place at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore. This is conducted by the Govt of Karnataka, Dept of Agriculture.

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The Tamara Coorg – Activities

Would you be pleased if your year began with breaking and aching ?

Well I was not just pleased but positively exhilarated when 2019 started off exactly like that … with Breaking and Aching of the nicest kind of course !!!

My Coorg jinx of 2018 which saw several aborted plans of making it to that destination and my record of the highest mountain that I have ever trekked … both these were vanquished in one fell swoop with my visit to The Tamara Coorg. Of course the breaking of the latter resulted in the Aching of several muscles for several days but it was the blissful agony of achievement or what is known as the Gain from Pain 😀

(also just to be clear, I have climbed a total of two and a half mountains in my life, in case I gave the impression of being a world class climber :-D)

The Tamara Coorg  is visually enchanting, with its hilly terrain and lush greenery that extends all the way to touch the mountains that hug the horizon.

It is a blissful place for rest and relaxation, a haven for several species of birds and its rugged surroundings also offer trekking trails of varying difficulty levels.

Stroll through its pathways and join me in exploring all the delights that it holds.

Part 2 of the series featuring an Overview of The Tamara Coorg and Things to do at the resort and surroundings.

 

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The Tamara Coorg – Overview

When 2019 begins on a high, then hope soars for a great year ahead !!!

The stunning The Tamara Coorg, literally elevated me into its lofty environs, high up in the forests and ghats of Coorg district in Karnataka, India.

Blessed with scenic landscapes, mountains, forests and waterfalls, Coorg is also the source of the River Cauvery (also Kaveri), which is considered a sacred river and has a place in the list of India’s longest rivers.

The Tamara is a luxury resort perched on the steep hillsides of Coorg and it embodies the beauty of the land that ensconces it.

Its altitude playing to its advantage, the charming cliff side cottages of the resort offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, dense forests and distant villages

Climb with me into its hilly interiors and gaze at the beauty that it showcases for you.

Part 1 of the 2 part series covering The Tamara Coorg – An Overview and The Tamara Coorg – Activities.

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Smart Run – OMITF 2019

As a run up to the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2019 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, at the Bangalore Palace grounds, there are a series of related events that will take place at various locations.

The Smart Run (literally :-D) was a Run up event to the Organics  Millets International Trade Fair 2019 and took place on Sunday, Jan 6th, 2019 at Cubbon Park at 6.30 am. This was an initiative by the Department of Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka and was executed by the team of Roopamouli Mysore, the founder of Sahaya Hastha Trust.

This was the 3rd edition of the Smart Run, the first 2 being held during the earlier 2 trade fairs of April 2017 and Jan 2018.

The Smart folk of Bangalore, did not disappoint yet again and turned up in large numbers to Run for the farmer, Run for the planet, Run for health and Run for Karnataka … and as a reward there was nice, hot, delicious breakfast as a reward 😀

Read all about it and view the event virtually.

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