Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi, in association with the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, is organising the Swati Sangeetotsavam from March 3 to 5 at Thripunithura. The programmes will be held at the Government Sanskrit college auditorium and the Abhishekam Auditorium.

Akademi secretary Sreemoolanagaram Mohan said film director A.K. Lohitadas would inaugurate the programme at the Sanskrit college auditorium on March 3. The Swati Puraskaram would be presented to Mavelikara Prabhakara Varma on March 5 at the valedictory function at the Abhishekam auditorium by Culture Minister A.P. Anil Kumar.

The Akademi would organise music and dance festivals at Delhi and Bombay.

It had already conducted cultural programmes at Chennai and Kolkata, Mr. Mohan said.