Navy Fest, the annual fair associated with Navy Day celebrations began at the Naval Base Kochi on 08 Dec 11, with the formal inauguration by Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command.
The fair which is scheduled to conclude on 11th December, would be open for visitors from 10 AM to 10 PM every day. Visitors would also be provided opportunity to visit warships from 11 AM to 4:30 PM on all days except on the last day when the warships will be open only till 1 PM. Visitors will also be able to see navy aircraft at close quarters at the Naval Air Station.
The main exhibition hall which is fully air-conditioned has 90 stalls. In addition, there are 17 food stalls and 13 Naval stalls. The Military Photo Exhibition under the auspices of Ernakulam Press Club is expected to be a major crowd puller. Entertainment programmes have been scheduled everyday of the fair to enliven the spirits of the visitors.
Entry fee for Adults would be Rs 20 and children Rs 10. The Navy Fest is being organised by INS Venduruthy.
Naval Today Staff, December 09, 2011; Image: indiannavy