The official inaugural ceremony of Karshikala Mela started at 3.30 p.m. on the stage specially designed for it in front of the exhibition stalls. Rev. Fr. Mathew Pullukalayil, Director, PSWS, made welcome speech. Sri. Mani C Kappan MLA, Sri. P C George MLA and Sri. Mons Joseph MLA inaugurated the Karshika Mela and Agri Technology exhibition by lightening the lamp. His Excellency Mar Joseph, Kallarangattu, Hon. Bishop, Diocese of Palai presided over the function. Sri. Sebastian Kulathumkal, President District Panchayath Kottayam, Fr. George Vettikkattil, Director Kerala Social Service Forum, Smt. K.B Divya, District Development Manager NABARD Kottayam, Fr. Mathew Chandrankunnel, Managing Director Rastradeepika, K.J Philip Kuzhikulam, Ex. President District cooperative bank, Boss Joseph, Principal Agriculture officer Kottayam delivered the felicitation.