Port Blair, April 11: The much awaited “Island Tourism Festival” for the year 2018 is schedule to be organized from 18th to 22nd April, 2018 with the concept of the festival redeveloped right from selection of Venue to mapping of activities for making it more relevant and attractive for Tourists and Islanders alike. The new venue of ITF consists of Marina Park, Road adjoining Marina Park, Rajiv Gandhi Water sports Complex, Netaji Stadium, Andaman Club, Fisheries Museums and Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School Campus. The range of activities will comprising of Delicious Food Courts, Handicraft Sales, Puppet Show apart from Adventure Water Sports, Cultural activities from Cultural troupes across India as well as Islanders and Heritage Walks.
The range of activities will further comprising of Traditional sports (pillow fight, cock fight, lattu, marble, sack race, musical chair, mock canoe race and many more) and Water Sports Competitions (Kayak, Canoe, Swimming etc.), Swimming etc during the festival which will be open to all.
During the festival a Kite Making Workshop will also be organized in association with ANIIDCO where experts from Mainland have been invited who will conduct Workshop on Kite Making and will organize Kite Flying event.
Interested people for participation in all such Competitions can contact the following officials well in advance.
No Name of the Sports / Games Name & Contact Number
of the Officials for registration
1 Kite Making Workshop and Kite Flying Event Mr. Sriprakash ( 9434284602) &
Shri Mahananda Gomasta (9434281893) of IP&T
2 Swimming for Men & Women (50 Mtr & 100 Mtr Free Style / Back Stroke / Breast Stroke / Butterfly) Mr. V.Selvam (9434280424)
Centre In-charge SAI SAG
Netaji Stadium, Port Blair
3 Kayak / Canoe / Rowing for Men & Women
4 Traditional Games (Pillow Fight, Mock Canoe Race, Nicobari Wrestling, Musical Chair, and Breaking the Pot etc ) Open to all. Mr. Joseph
Football Coach, Netaji Stadium.
5 Traditional Games (Cock Fight, Kite Fight, Marble, Tops, Spoon Race etc.) Open to all. Mr. Dinesh Bishwarkarma,
Athletics Coach, Netaji Stadium.
6 Traditional Games (Sack Race, Slow Cycle Race, Archery, Kabaddi, Tug of War etc.) Open to all. Miss Neeta,
Cycling Coach, Netai Stadium
7 For more details regarding Sports and Traditional Games Competitions during the Island Tourism Festival – 2018, Shri Chandersekar (9434286071), Asst. Director of Sports, Netaji Stadium, Port Blair may be contacted.