After 14 Years, School Kalolsavam Comes to Kottayam

The Kerala School Kalolsavam (Youth Festival) for the year 2010-2011 is just weeks away — 17 18th to 23rd January 2011.

UPDATE: Read the newer post with details about the Preparations

10,000 participants accompanied by about 30,000 teachers/parents.
216 events. 16 venues. 7 Days & 6 Nights.
Over a lakh visitors.

The Police Club Ground adjacent to the Civil Station will be the main venue. The remaining venues will be at the main educational institutions in town. These are not finalized yet.

Since the dates & venues coincide, the Darsana International Book Fair and the Flower Show/Food Fest might be rescheduled.
The 27th Darsana Book Fair 2011 will be held from 28th Jan – 06th Feb, at Thirunakkara Grounds.
The annual Flower Show will be held from January 13-16 at Nagampadom Grounds. Kalolsavam will begin the very next day.
The 2011 Food Fest will be held from 03rd February – 06th February at Nagampadom Grounds.

The months of December and January have always been the epitome of activities and fests. This time, the presence of Asia’s biggest youth festival is sure to make things massive indeed. The necessary planning and arrangements have started.

UPDATE: Read the newer post with details about the Preparations

8 thoughts on “After 14 Years, School Kalolsavam Comes to Kottayam”

  1. i remember the last time when Kottayam hosted the fest..exactly 14 years ago.. dance memories are still fresh in memory! the hurried walk between the venues, ‘chest number.. last call’ announcements,press coverage, ‘hurray’s over winning an event,chit chat between fest friends from different schools, and the long queue for meals.. ahh, miss them totally!

  2. All Malayalies can be proud of this. We are respecting all the cultural forms.
    We have seen so many popular people as results of youth festivals.
    Most of them have established professionally. They worked for this right from the school level competitions.

    We live in a foreign country but we have now realized the value of School youth festivals in Kerala.
    We wish all the best for participants, schools, and districts.
    Personally I wish and pray for the success of Thrissur district.

  3. Who won the Eng Skit? What are the grace marks for A & B grades.
    Can we see the visuals of all the shows?

    1. According to the results page at the official website,
      Simi Haneef of NSS HSS Karukachal (Kottayam) won the First rank in Skit – English (HSS).

      The grace mark table should be given in the manual.
      Sorry, but we don’t have a copy of it.

      We haven’t got the visuals of the skit with us.
      It seems you can get the video CDs of performances. There is a banner at all venues with contact numbers.
      (Will try to get the contact info and post here).

    2. You can have the VCDs of performances from “Orthic Creations, Muvattupuzha”
      Contact numbers: 902 008 0828, 944 758 1517
      They have a stall at Police Parade Ground, near the stage.

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