The Directorate of Arts and Culture, Government of Tamil Nadu, has announced that free training in arts and crafts will be extended to children in the age group of 5-16 from June this year through the Jawahar Mandrams in all districts.

According to a release from P.A. Mani, Commissioner of Arts and Culture, only Rs.150 will be collected from them as annual subscription for the training.

He said that during April and May this year a summer camp for extending training in arts and crafts was conducted in 30 districts benefiting more than 4,000 children.

— Special Correspondent