Collector T.Soundiah on Tuesday inaugurated the training classes in folk arts for the school students being conducted by the Muthamizh Kalai Panpattu Maiyam. He also released cassettes containing folk songs for the benefit of the students. The Collector said that it would be easy to learn folk dances and songs quickly and in a short period compared to Bharathanatyam.

Preserve folk arts

He pointed out that folk arts should be preserved as it focussed on our culture and heritage. Folk arts like Karagattam, Oyilattam, Poikal Kudirai, Kummiattam and Mayilattam should be preserved, he said. R.Gunasekaran, Regional Assistant Director of Art and Culture department, Sevai Govindarajan, secretary of Muthamizh Kalai Panpattu Maiyam, Kalaimamani Revathi Muthusamy and others attended.