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Seven-day MGU arts festival from today in Kottayam | All you need to know

Kottayam town is spruced up to host the Mahatma Gandhi University annual Arts Fest, named 'We, the people of India' from February 26 to March 3. The festival fever has gripped the town, where the four main venues will be, with posters, billboards and artworks promoting the event. Over 7,000 students are expected to compete in various events at the festival, which is being conducted in Kottayam - Kerala’s literary capital - after five years.

This year, there are competitions in transgender category and also in Tamil. A procession of floats highlighting the theme of the festival – ‘We, the people of India’ - will be taken out on the inaugural day from Police Parade Ground to Thirunakkara Ground. The three best floats will receive prizes.

“We decided to raise the slogan, ‘We, the people of India’, as a mark of protest against the Central government. In fact, various venues of the festival have been given the names of the Constitutional principles which the Centre is attempting to abolish,” Rahul added.

DATES: The week-long festival will be held from February 26, Monday, to March 3, Sunday.

STAGES: The four venues of the event are the Thirunakkara Ground, the CMS College, the Baselius College, and the BCM College for Women.

The main venues are: Secular (Thirunakkara Ground); Socialist (CMS College ground); Democratic (Baselius College) and Justice (BCM College).

Apart from the main stage, there would be two more stages each at CMS College and Baselius College and one at BCM College. These nine stages will hold 76 competitions over seven days.

TIMING: The inaugural function will be held at Thirunakkara ground at 4 pm on February 26 and the valedictory ceremony also will take place at the same venue at 5 pm on March 3.

The detailed programme schedule was published on the official platforms. Check out the timings here:

The online registration for participants concluded on February 20. In-person registrations were closed on February 21.

For further details, visit the official website

Watch this space for further updates.

'We, the people of India'

This year's edition of the festival is named 'We, the people of India.' Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan unveiled the logo and name of the fest at ceremony held in Thiruvananthapuram earlier this month. The name was coined by Meenakshi of Muvattupuzha, indicating the responsibility of the young generation to uphold the secular values of India. The logo was designed by Rahul Raghu of Ernakulam.

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