Special block-level cultural fest has been proposed for women by the Magalir Thittam for its self help groups in the district.

According to an administration release, the contests will be held in Keezhvelur, Tirumarugal, Mayiladuthurai, Kuthalam, Keezhayur, Vedaranyam, Semmanarkoil, Sirkazhi and Kollidam on January 19; and in Nagapattinam and Thalainayar on January 22. All contests are scheduled for 10 a.m. on the respective dates. The contests scheduled are as follows: Rangoli (four-member teams); debate (three-member teams); folk songs (five-member team); and street theatre (five-member team). The administration has requested members of SHGs to participate in the events

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