THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Union Minister for Cultural Affairs and Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma on Sunday unveiled the logo of the State CBSE School Kalotsav, scheduled to take place in November in Thrissur. The event took place at the Press Club.
It was presided over by Dr Indira Rajan, general secretary of the Kerala State CBSE School Management Association. The state cultural meet will be organised by the Kerala State CBSE School Management, jointly with the Confederation of CBSE Schools Kerala.
BJP state committee president V Muralidharan was also present on the occasion.
Delivering the inaugural address, Dr Sharma said that the HRD Ministry had already replicated the Kerala model of conducting school youth festivals at the national level and it was a proud moment for the Kerala management schools.
He also took time to extend complements to all the office-bearers of the State CBSE School Association.
Delivering the presidential address, Dr Indira Rajan extended gratitude to Union Minister for HRD Smrithi Irani for deciding to conduct the CBSE national-level cultural meet in December in New Delhi.
The minister had decided to conduct the event following requests from the Kerala chapter and the state BJP leaders at a function last year.
Students from 1,300 CBSE schools in the state will flaunt their talents in the event. The district-level and zone-level competitions will take place in September and October.
Those selected through these sub-levels will qualify for the state-level and subsequently the national-level meet.
According to the office-bearers, the Centre’s decision to conduct a national-level competition was taken following the incessant requests from the school managements in Kerala.
The officials also requested the minister to give grace marks for the students who qualified in those competitions.