A festive atmosphere has enveloped Lakkundi village, located 12 km away from the district headquarters Gadag. The village is gearing up for Lakkundi Utsav – the two-day annual cultural extravaganza. Historical monuments in Lakkundi, once known as ‘the village of hundreds of wells and temples’, have been decorated for the event. Buntings and banners adorn the streets. Already, several rounds of meetings have been held to oversee the smooth conduct of the festival with H.K. Patil, district-in-charge Minister, B.R. Yavagal, chairman, Reception Committee, and other elected representatives along with Deputy Commissioner Manoj Jain. In all, 16 committees are involved in conducting the festival.