School Kalolsavam: Shinkari Melam by young students adds to cultural spectacle 

Raji Puthukkudi

Students performing Shinkari Melam at Kalolsavam | Photo: Mathrubhumi / Arun Nilambur

Kozhikode: Kicking off the 61st Kerala School Kalolsavam on a musical note, as many as 24 students, from classes six to nine, performed Shinkari Melam on Tuesday at the inaugural function in Vikram Maidan, Kozhikode.

The team of child artists from government schools secured the opportunity to be part of the Shinkari Melam team on the basis of their performance at the school admission festival.

As per reports, these students learnt to play the instrument during the last summer holidays in order to perform in the admission festival.

Following which, a total of 24 students among them were selected to be part of the Shinkari Melam team to perform at the Kalolsavam.

“We never expected to perform in such a grand venue, but we do hope to perform at more such events,” said the student artists.

Meanwhile, their school music teacher Prashanth is on cloud nine as he was able to lead the students of a government school to such heights.

However, the teacher and kids also shared the need to bring in more opportunities for interested children to learn such musical art forms at the very school level.

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