Arrangements are in place for the CBSE State youth festival which will begin here on Thursday. The four-day festival will be held at Devamatha CMI Public School and Paramekkavu Vidya Mandir.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the festival at a function at Devamatha CMI Public School. A procession to announce the youth festival was held in the city on Wednesday.
Actor V.K. Sreeraman will inaugurate the off-stage events at Paramekkavu Vidhyamandhir on Thursday morning. Actor Gayathri Suresh and caricature artist Jayaraj Warrier will be chief guests.
The stage events will begin on November 20. More than 6,500 students will participate in 144 events. Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb will address the valedictory function. Minister for Cooperation C.N. Balakrishnan will deliver the keynote address.