Karnataka gold festival 2005 to kick off on 4 April

BANGALORE: The World Gold Council (WGC) and The Art of Jewellery magazine are coming together to conduct Karnataka Gold Festival 2005 in Bangalore.

The event is slated over 50-days starting 4 May to 25 May coinciding with the South Indian festivals of Ugadi and Akshaya Tritiya and the wedding season as well.



Buoyed by its success last year, the event is going to be held on a larger scale this year. Last year in Bangalore alone more than 1.6 tons of gold in all forms were sold during the festival, which was held between 4 April and 23 May.

The event is co-sponsored by ICICI Bank, Diviniti, Vijay Times, Airtel and Malaysia Tourism. Popular singer-actress Vasundhara Das has been signed as the Brand Ambassador for the Gold Festival.



More than 500 major jewelers across Karnataka are participating from their respective outlets in the new avatar of the festival. All the jewellery associations of Karnataka are supporting the festival.

The most striking feature of this event is the 5 kilos gold prize for the consumers, spread across 246 lucky draw winners including 1 Kilo gold bumper prize. Three prizes are assured for each participating district. Last year, the prizes totaled 1 kilo of gold. On every purchase of jewellery worth Rs. 2000 and multiples thereof, the consumers are eligible for free lucky draw coupons.



An added feature this year is Malaysia Tourism's sponsoring a free holiday package for five couples (three among the participating jewelers and two among the customers).

"The response from the jewelers all over Karnataka has been over-whelming and we sincerely believe that the jewelery trade in the State will immensely benefit by this combined initiative," says WGC VP K. Shivram.

The Art of Jewelery magazine chief editor and executive publisher Sumesh Wadhera, adds, "We are very happy to bring the entire jewelery trade in the State on a common platform to promote and drive the jewelery sales. Karnataka Gold Festival 2005 will be one of the biggest jewelery shopping festivals in India."

Latest Reads
Google invests $550 million in Chinese e-commerce company

MUMBAI: American multinational technology company, Google, is all set to invest $550 million in China’s second largest e-commerce company The move comes as part of the technology giant’s effort to expand its presence in fast growing Asian market. Under the agreement, Google will receive 27...

MAM Marketing Brands
UC Browser’s Miss Cricket Campaign Makes Debut on billboard at New York Times Square

After almost 2 months of fierce competition, UC Miss Cricket Contest, an exciting campaign from UC Browser, has come to an end, with the winner Nishi Singh featuring on a billboard at New York Times Square. The 21-year old new rising star has also received cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, while the first...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested

German automobile company Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. The arrest has been made in connection with Audi’s parent company Volkswagen’s role in emissionsgate (dieselgate)

MAM Media and Advertising People
Unilever to cut ties with digital influencers

While brands continue to engage in paid promotions through influencer marketing, consumer goods giant Unilever's had enough. The world's second biggest advertiser has decided to stop this practice to promote its products. Companies tend to rely on influencers to generate a buzz around their...

MAM Marketing Brands
Anita Mookerjee joins Lodestar UM as head for South business

Media and marketing company, Lodestar UM has appointed Anita Devraj Mookerjee as the head for South India business.

MAM Media and Advertising People
Bombay Dyeing eyes 20-30% revenue from e-commerce by 2021

MUMBAI: A customised bed sheet with an image of your favourite travel destination, family or just a picture that you clicked. Sounds fancy? Well, bath and bedding company Bombay Dyeing has launched a new campaign to target the millennial consumer where they can upload an image on the company’s...

MAM Marketing Brands
Brand Factory captures the essence of Mumbai through a musical rap

MUMBAI: Fashion discount chain, Brand Factory has used the magic of music to describe the city and the spirit of ‘Mumbaikars’.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Indigo paints signs MS Dhoni as ambassador

MUMBAI: Decorative paint manufacturers, Indigo Paints, has signed MS Dhoni as brand ambassador.

MAM Marketing Brands
Viacom18 hands Digi Osmosis digital mandate for Manto

MUMBAI: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures has partnered with Digi Osmosis for digital marketing of their upcoming movie ‘Manto’ starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

MAM Media and Advertising Account

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories