South Zone Cultural Centre here will celebrate its sliver jubilee either in the last week of February or in the first week of March here, said E.N.Sajith, director of the centre.
Sajith took charge as the director of the centre in Chennai on January 24.He told The Hindu here on Wednesday that 30 types of art forms will be performed during the silver jubilee celebrations of the centre.
The festival will be for five days. South Zone Cultural Centre is one among the seven cultural centres in the country. “Steps are being taken to revive the monthly dance programmes at Big Temple. Monthly folk dance programmes will also be held at the centre’s complex here,” Mr.Sajith said.
Weekly teaching of Bharatanatyam, instrumental music, and vocal will also be revived, he added.
A Carnatic musician who is a performing artiste, Mr.Sajith was formerly the programme director of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi. He was also the Regional Officer for Central Board of Film Certification for four years. He worked as Programme Officer (music) All India Radio for ten years at Delhi. He worked in the Radio stations at Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Delhi.
V. Varadarajan, Chairman of Friends of South Zone Cultural Centre, met the director on Wednesday and greeted him.