Values Foundation will organise a cultural festival ‘Balotsavam’ here from January 18 to bring out the talent of students in various art forms.

“We are going to organise competitions in 12 categories, including folk, classical and western songs and dances for students of State-run and aided schools at the sprawling P.V.R. Municipal Boys High School ground,” Eadra Bharat of the organisation told reporters here.

He said Rs. 15,000 would be given as the first prize, Rs. 10,000 second prize and Rs. 5,000 as third prize during the Balotsavam coinciding with the drama festival by the NTR Kala parishad. Participating schools would be given an incentive of Rs. 5,000 each. Interested schools should contact 08592-232695 before December 23, the last date for receiving entries and compulsorily give their email id and contact telephone numbers, he added.