Port Blair, Aug. 30: Buoyed with the success of first-ever food festival organised at ITF Ground Port Blair last year with the active participation  of state cultural associations in the Island the Tourism department has decided to make the event an annual feature in the calendar of events proposed for attracting tourists to this islands. This year it has been decided to organize the 'Food Festival 2012' from 23rd to 27th Sept. 2012 (3.00 PM to 10 PM) at ITF Ground Port Blair in a more attractive way. Coinciding with the food festival, the Administration is organizing cultural festival of North Eastern States called OCTAVE which is expected to he attended by more than 300 performers from eight states. They will be putting up their stalls also. Therefore, it would be ideal opportunity the Stale Cultural Organization located in A & N lslands to show case their traditional food and cultural milieu of the state in this occasion.

Interested State Cultural Associations/organizations in the island are requested to register their names in the Tourism Department on or before 10/9/2012 at 4.00 p.m for allotment of space/stalls at ITF ground for the period from 23rd Sept to 27th Sept 2012 on usual terms and conditions. The Manager (Tourism) (Ph: 233259) may be contacted for further enquiry.