Thiruvananthapuram

CM flags off cultural study tour of students

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Culture Minister A. K. Balan with children who are participating in the cultural study tour organised by the Bharat Bhavan and the Culture Department in the city on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Culture Minister A. K. Balan with children who are participating in the cultural study tour organised by the Bharat Bhavan and the Culture Department in the city on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: S. Mahinsha

88 students embark on an exploration of State’s culture

For eighty-eight students from various schools across the State, this summer provides a unique opportunity to explore Kerala’s culture, over one week, moving from place to place.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday flagged off the ‘Cultural study tour’ organised by the Department of Culture.

Two batches of students set off from both ends of the State, Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod, towards Thrissur.

To introduce the students to varied cultures, the students from the southern districts up to Thrissur started their journey from Kasaragod, while those from the northern districts began their journey from Thiruvananthapuram.

“The students will visit various cultural institutions in each of the districts that they will be passing through. They will take part in various programmes there. Demonstrations of art forms will be given. They will travel from both sides of the State towards Thrissur, remembering our great renaissance leaders.

It is for the first time that the students of the State are getting such an opportunity,” said Minister for Culture A.K.Balan.

Student selection

Though the study tour is being organised by the Bharat Bhavan under the Culture Department, the selection of the students was done by the Education Department.

From the students who wrote the USS scholarship, the top 20 from each educational district were selected for the gifted children programme.

From them, six from each district were chosen for a State-level talent meet.

All the students who took part in the talent meet are part of the study tour now. The study tours from both ends of the State will converge at the Sahithya Akademi Hall in Thrissur on April 10.

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