VIPs, including Mayor and MLAs, to be present at midnight celebrations
Kochi, Dec 30: The 37 ft Pappanji, made by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, will make its journey tomorrow afternoon to the seafront near the Bastion Bungalow, where the burning of the effigy will be part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Fort Kochi at midnight tomorrow.
Kochi Mayor Smt Soumini Jain, MLAs Shri Maxy K J, Shri Hibi Eden and Shri John Fernandez, Deputy Mayor Shri TJ Vinod, Collector Shri K Mohammed Y Safirulla, Sub Collector Dr Adheela Abdullah and Malayalam director Abrid Shine will be present for the burning of the Pappanji, built by artists Reghunadhan K and KG Anto commissioned by the KBF. The burning of the Pappanji is part of a tradition started here in the 1980s.
The celebrations will include a music show, featuring singer Faisal Razi of the popular ‘Poomaram Kondu Kappalundakki’ song and folk singers.
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