The district administration has proposed to organise special cultural events for women under the aegis of Magalir Thittam here. The contests include rangoli (four-member team), debate (three-member team), folk songs (five-member team), and street theatre (five-member team).

The themes for the contests include status of women in 2013, dowry system, child labour, foeticide, AIDS awareness, environment conservation, drinking water conservation, and other social ills.

Women SHGs with membership at panchayat-level federations (PLF) are eligible and 12 participants are permitted from each PLF.

The participants will be given travel allowance along with food and tea. The first three winners of the block-level competitions will be entitled to prize money of Rs. 500, Rs. 300, and Rs. 200 respectively.

District-level competitions will be held in January and the first three teams will be given a cash award of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000, and Rs. 2,000 respectively.

The events will be held in the following blocks on the corresponding dates:

Keezhvelur on December 16; Thirumarugal on December 17; Mayiladuthurai on December 18; Kuthalam on December 19; Keezhayur on December 20; Vedaranyam on December 3; Sembanarkoil on December 24; Sirkazhi on December 26; and Kollidam, Nagapattinam, and Thalainayar on December 27. Participants could contact the block development offices for details.


  • Women SHGs with membership at panchayat-level federations are eligible

  • First three teams will get cash awards of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000, and Rs. 2,000


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