Staff Reporter

Thirty-two-day event will showcase Telugu tradition

Each day of the festival to be designated to one district of the State

Seven days will be dedicated to different zones in twin cities

HYDERABAD: To promote Telugu culture among children and provide a State-level platform for them to exhibit their talents, Andhra Pradesh Children’s Cultural Festival will be held in the city from November 14. The 32-day event will be organised by Kinnera Art Theatres, a cultural, literary and social organisation to commemorate 32 years of its formation.

“The event is being organised to promote authentic local cultures from different parts of the State and inculcate enthusiasm for Telugu culture among children. Talent from different parts of the State would be showcased during the festival,” said R. Prabhakar Rao, chairman of Kinnera Art Theatres while speaking at the curtain raiser for the event organised here on Tuesday. All the performances during the festival would cater to Telugu culture, traditions and literature.

Each day of the 32-day festival would be designated to one district from the State. The rest seven days would witness children from different zones of twin cities exhibiting their talents in dramas, music, dance, mimicry, mime, poetry recital, literature, etc.,” said Rallabandi Kavitha Prasad, Director, Department of Culture.

Variety programmes

Children will be encouraged to present a variety of art forms, except film music and dances, said Mr. Rao.

An interesting aspect of the festival is it would be coordinated by children. “This inculcates leadership qualities among children,” Mr. Prasad felt.

Organisers requested children from different corners of the State to come forward and enthusiastically participate in the event.

The festival is open only for those studying below Class 10.

Those interested could send in their details to secretary, Kinnera Art Theatres, 2-2-647/153, Central Excise Colony, Hyderabad 500013. Information could be had from 9866057777.

It would be held at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally everyday from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.