People turn up in hordes to witness teenage talents in action

Kozhikode city leads in revenue district arts festival; Koyilandy and Koduvally close behind

November 30, 2022 12:26 pm | Updated 02:02 pm IST - Kozhikode

Participants getting ready for the Ottanthullal competition at Kozhikode District School Arts Festival in Vadakara on Tuesday.

Participants getting ready for the Ottanthullal competition at Kozhikode District School Arts Festival in Vadakara on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: K Ragesh

At the end of the second day of stage events of the 61st Kozhikode Revenue District Arts Festival, which is in progress at Vadakara, Kozhikode city sub district has retained its lead with 371 points.

Koduvally sub district (338 points), which was in the second position on Monday, has lost the spot to Koyilandy, which scored 355 points. The day saw the rise of Silver Hills Higher Secondary School, Chevayur, to the top spot among schools, scoring 143 points. Memunda HSS, Thodannur, with 126 points and National HSS, Vattoli, with 102 points are in the second and third positions respectively.

Ottanthullal (HSS Section) in progress at the District school arts festival going on at Vadakara here on Tuesday.

Ottanthullal (HSS Section) in progress at the District school arts festival going on at Vadakara here on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: K Ragesh

Some of the major events staged on Tuesday included group dance (HS&HSS), Malayalam drama (HS), Ottan thullal (all categories), Bharatnatyam (HS and HSS), English skit, Kuchipudi (HS and HSS boys), Classical music, Mappilappattu, and Kolkali.

Most stages saw good patronage from the public who turned up in hordes to witness the teenage talents in action. That this is the first district school arts festival being held after the two-year pandemic-induced break is one reason for the enthusiasm shown by the public.

As the events are in progress, the Vadakara municipality is leaving no stone unturned to keep the town clean. The green protocol is followed throughout the festival. Organic waste bins have been placed all along the roads and venues to avoid littering.

Group Dance (HS category) in progress at the District school arts festival at Vadakara in Kozhikode on Tuesday.

Group Dance (HS category) in progress at the District school arts festival at Vadakara in Kozhikode on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: K Ragesh

Some major events scheduled for Wednesday include folk dance, Malayalam drama (HSS), Mohiniyattam, group song, Koodiyattam, Poorakkali, Chavittunatakam, Vanchippattu, mimicry, and Oppana.

A scene from a play performed in the Malayalam drama competition (HS category) at the District School arts festival going on at Vadakara in Kozhikode on Tuesday.

A scene from a play performed in the Malayalam drama competition (HS category) at the District School arts festival going on at Vadakara in Kozhikode on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: K Ragesh

The festival will conclude on Thursday.

The public response to the District School Arts Festival at Vadakara has been good on Tuesday. Most of the venues attract enormous crowds throughout the day.

The public response to the District School Arts Festival at Vadakara has been good on Tuesday. Most of the venues attract enormous crowds throughout the day. | Photo Credit: K Ragesh

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