Thrissur: The State professional drama competition began at the Regional Theatre, here on Thursday. Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi vice-chairman K.M. Raghavan Nambiar inaugurated the event. Before starting the function, the audience observed a two-minute silence in homage to Koodiyattom maestro Ammannur Madhava Chakyar who died on Tuesday.

Prominent professional drama troupes across the State will perform during the 10-day festival. — Staff Reporter

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