Registration is open for the first Sai Kalolsavam scheduled to be held here on November 15, 16, and 17.

The festival is being organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of Sathya Sai Baba.

The competitions will be held at the Public Library hall and at Gandhi Bhavan, Thycaud for five categories of students (from lower primary to college)

The contests will be held on themes including national integration, values of life, environmental protection, and communal harmony. Competitions would be held in story writing, poetry writing, essay writing, painting, elocution, reading of the Gita, light music, folk dance, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom, group dance, and singing of the national anthem patriotic songs. There would also be a quiz competition, a press note issued here on Monday said.

Those who wish to take part in these competitions should contact the festival convener. There is no registration fee.

Registrations can also be done via email at mailto:saikalolsavom@

The competition rule book and the schedule can be obtained from the office of the trust at Sasthamangalam, the press note said.

For details, contact ph: 9387018695, 9447389459, the press note added.