For the young school students of this backward district idling their time during the annual holidays, the summer special arts camp organised by Jawahar Bal Bhavan in four different events came as an opportunity. A total of 140 boys and girls participated in the 10-day camp held on the Government Music School premises here from May 1-10, when they were imparted training in vocal, dance, painting and the martial art of silambam by a group of experts.
While 44 students underwent training in vocal; 40 underwent training in dance; 40 in painting and 16 in silambam.
Natarajan, teacher of the government music school and Anbuselvi, a third year student of the same school, imparted training in vocal, Abinaya, a local dance master in dance, Sundaramoorthy, a drawing master and Murugesan, silambam master, in silambam. Two of the participants were selected to represent the Tiruchi region at the state level arts camp scheduled in Tiruvannamalai from May 20-29.
Speaking at the valediction of the camp on Tuesday, R. Gunasekaran, regional assistant director, Department of Art and Culture, said that, the students who excelled in the camp will be sent to the all India camp scheduled in New Delhi for selecting the youngsters for the Bal Shree awards.
M. N. Sathiamoorthy, principal, Government Music School, Kosiba, and M. Natarajan, programme officer, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, offered felicitations. Mr. Gunasekaran gave away certificates to the participants.