Young talent competitions on January 18, 19

Special Correspondent

VELLORE: The State-level inter-school young talent competitions are to be held in Sunbeam Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Mettukulam near here on January 18 and 19.

School-level, block-level, education district-level, revenue district-level and State-level young talent competitions are conducted by the School Education Department every year with the aim of bringing out the hidden talents of school students and motivating them to develop their individual skills. The State-level competitions are being conducted for the first time in Vellore district.

According to the Chief Educational Officer, Vellore district, R. Pitchai, the competitions would be held for three categories: Standards VI to VIII, Standards IX and X.

The competitions include oratorical and essay competitions (both Tamil and English), Tamil poetry and short story competitions, mono acting, vocal music, painting, solo dance (classical and non-classical), group dance (classical and non-classical), instrumental music and quiz competitions. Professor Periyardasan of Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai, would inaugurate the State-level competitions at 2 p.m. on January 18.

Minister for School Education Thangam Thennarasu and PWD Minister Durai Murugan would participate in the valedictory function at 4 p.m. on January 19.

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