ADIMALI: Kerala CBSE School Management Association and Confederation of Kerala Sahodaya Complexes, the joint organisers of the second state CBSE youth festival are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the children and their parents have a veritable experience in the second state youth festival. Principal of the host Viswadeepthi CMI Public School said that the current currency crisis has not affected the smooth conduct of the festival. “Banks co-operated very well and we made most of the transactions through NEFT. Since the crisis erupted ten days ago we had time to cope with that,” he told DC. He said that it was truly a challenge to singlehandedly host the event in the gateway to Munnar.
General convener of the festival Ms Indira Rajan said that judges were brought even from outside the state to ensure that the event is conducted in a fair manner. “Judges from within the state were only informed at the last minute. There is a committee even to monitor them,” she said. A total of 40 police constables including 10 women constables are at the venue to ensure smooth conduct of the festival. There is a police outpost also at the venue.
Former Minister P J Joseph officially inaugurated the festival at a glittering function in the evening. Students of Viswadeepthi Public School offered a cultural dance treat on the occasion. Mr Joseph said that the evolution of children will be complete only when their artistic talents are shaped up. Actor Saikumar who was the chief guest asked students not to get disappointed if they don’t get a prize in the competitions. Actor Bindu Panicker who was also present said that the training students get in schools enable them to face challenges in the life afterwards. All Kerala CBSE Schools Management Association president T.P. M Ibrahim Khan presided over the function. Association general secretary Ms Indira Rajan, Confederation of Kerala Sahodaya Complexes president Mr K. Unnikrishnan and K.A. Francis were among those who spoke.