Kozhikode set to welcome participants for Kerala school Kalolsavam 2023

Arya AJ

A total of 24 venues have been set up and are expected to witness the participation of about 14,000 students in 239 events.

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Kozhikode: After much waiting and battling against pandemic hurdles, the 61st Kerala School Arts Festival will kick off on Tuesday in Kozhikode. The district, which is in a festival mood by all means, is ready to welcome the state's young talents for the cultural spectacle.

As there were no grand cultural events for the past couple of years owing to the pandemic, the authorities seem determined to make this year's arts festival a memorable one.

Apparently, Kozhikode has been gearing up for the festival for over a month now. A total of 24 venues have been set up and these are expected to witness the participation of about 14,000 students in 239 events.

Accommodation for students have been arranged in 20 schools and food will be served to around 17,000 people per day at the Malabar Christian Grounds. Google map facilities have also been arranged for facilitating easy transportation to the venues.

Kozhikode city, which had witnessed its first Kalolsavam in 1960, is now hosting the festival for the eighth time. Earlier, the district had witnessed the festival in 1976, 1987, 1994, 2002, 2010 and 2015.

This year, the festival will be flagged off by general education director K Jeevan Babu on January 3 at Captain Vikram Maidan in West Hill. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the event at 10 am.

Meanwhile, the kalolsavam registration will be inaugurated by Education Minister V Sivankutty at 11 am on Tuesday.

'Special registration counters have been set up for each district. All necessary facilities have been arranged for the participants. We expect to finish the process by today itself,' said Anilkumar K, an official of the festival registration committee.

'However, if the registration prolongs, then participants can do it tomorrow as well,' he added.


Parking Grounds

Vikram Maidanam

Technical School Ground, Govt. Polytechnic

Samoothiri School

Samoothiri Ground

Samoothiri School Ground

Samoothiri Ground

Providence School

North Beach

Gujarati Hall

Gujarati Hall Ground

St Joseph’s Boys School

School Ground

Anglo Indian Girls School

School Ground

MM School, Parappil

Kothi South Beach

Ganapath Boys School

School Ground

Achuthan Girls School

School Ground

Achuthan Girls LP School

Opposite Achuthan Girls School

St Vincent Colony School

Opposite Sarovaram junction

SK Pottekkatt Hall

Parayancheri Boys School

St Anthony’s UP School

School Ground

Government HSS, Karaparamba

Vengeri vegetable market compound

St Micheal’s School

West Hill Engineering College Ground

Marcus School, Eranjipalam


Town Hall

Comtrust Ground

Physical Education Ground, East Hill

Vengeri vegetable market compound

An appeal committee has also been set up to take decisions in times of disputes over competition results.

The five-day Kalolsavam will come to an end on January 7 and the closing ceremony will be inaugurated by Opposition Leader VD Satheesan at 4 pm.

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