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Kerala State School Arts Festival 2018: a festival like no other

The team from Badani HSS, Kunnamkulam, which won first prize in Oppana

The team from Badani HSS, Kunnamkulam, which won first prize in Oppana   | Photo Credit: K.K. Najeeb

It all began at Kochi in 1957. Since then, the State School Arts Festival, the 58th edition of which opened in Thrissur, Kerala on Saturday, has grown in size and stature over the last six decades.  In the year of its inception, just 400 students competed in 18 events over two days. Sixty-one years later, the numbers read a lot different — 12,000 participants, 232 events, 24 venues.

Find here The Hindu's full coverage of the largest such festival in Asia.

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