The seven-day-long annual December music festival of Kala Kruthi, the music wing of Kasturbha Nilayam, began on Wednesday at Sankaralayam in Chetpet. 

Flautist N. Ramani, who inaugurated the festival, said he was glad to see all the performers were women. He expressed hope that their services would continue.

President of Kala Kruthi, Shanti Raghavan, vice-president, Vasantha Rajagopal, and honorary secretary, Rajamma Venugopal, were present on the occasion.

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