5-day children’s festival in Thanjavur

Classical music and classical Instruments competition will be held on Nov 27, Wednesday.

THANJAVUR: To create awareness about our country’s rich cultural heritage among the children and to provide a platform for them to showcase their talents, Kalai Aayam foundation here and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) are jointly organising ‘Ilanthalir ‘2019 - Children’s festival’ from Nov 27 to Dec 1.

The festival is organised in connection with the children’s day, world heritage week celebrations and to celebrate unity in diversity of our nation (Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat) at South zone cultural centre, Thanjavur.

Several competitions on performing arts are to be conducted for the children between 8 Years and 17 Years in two groups. Free accommodation is available for the outstation Students. Competitors should strictly stick to the traditional items only and follow the guidelines given in the poster.

Classical music and classical Instruments competition will be held on Nov 27, Wednesday.

Bharatanatyam solo and group competition (not exceeding 6 members) will be held on November 28, Thursday, folk music and folk Instruments competition will be held on November 29, folk dance solo and group competition on November 30, Saturday and theatre solo and group competition will be held on December 1, Sunday, organisers said.

‘Ilanthalir ‘2019’ award of excellence will be given to the winners in each category on the valedictory function to be held on December 1 at South Zone Cultural Centre Thanjavur.

Certificates will be distributed to all the participants.

For more details students can contact S. Muthukumar, event coordinator 98424 55765 or mail to

During the festival days heritage lectures, handicraft demonstration, traditional games, traditional food and cultural programs will be held as special attractions of ‘Ilanthalir’2019’, said a press release issued here on Monday.

This festival is supported by South Zone Cultural Centre, department of art and culture, Tamil Nadu government and Thanjavur tourism promotion council.

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