The Department of Art and Culture will organise fine arts competitions for youth of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, and Villupuram districts in the age group of 17-35 on March 17.

A press release here by R. Muthu, Regional Assistant Director, Department of Art and Culture, said that the competitions would be held at Tamil Nadu Government Music College at Thiruvaiyaru at 9 a.m. Participants in vocal should sing Carnatic songs, national integration, social awareness, and folk songs in Tamil. The accompanying instruments should be brought by the participants. Dance competition participants can perform Bharathanatyam, folk dances, kuchipudi, and mohiniyattam. Participants should bring accompanying instruments or can use CDs. With respect to painting, participants can use pencil or colours . Topics will be announced at the time of competition.