Kasaragod, Nov 27 : The 60th annual School Arts Festival 2019 (better known as "School Kalotsavam") will be held at Kanhangad near here from Thursday.
Considered to be the biggest cultural event of Asia, the Kerala School Arts Festival, 2019 will showcase the artistic talents of nearly 10,000 students from 239 schools in the state.
The School Arts Festival of Kerala is an annual event conducted by the state government, featuring several art competitions for high school and higher secondary school students of the state, affiliated under Kerala Education Board. The schools under CBSE are not participants in this arts festival and they will compete in a separate festival.
Started in 1956 as "Kerala State School Youth Festival" till 2018 and has now been renamed as “School Arts Festival” (School Kaloltsavam).
The participants are students from classes 8th to 12th.
Winners from different revenue districts in a particular event will be competing in state-level competition.
The event is conducted in December–January months. (UNI)