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In order to attract tourist footfall, DTPC Palakkad organized the weeklong Kalpathy National Music Festival in
association with the cultural department. The six-day festival was designed to
promote the classical music as well as the culturally rich state of Kerala as a
prime tourist destination. Shri. A K
Balan Honorable Minister for Cultural Affairs of Kerala inaugurated the
closing ceremony of this iconic cultural event on 13 November 2017. The opening ceremony of the event was inaugurated
by Shri. M. B. Rajesh on Purandaradasa Day on 8 November 2017 and was presided over
by Shri. Shafi Parambil, MLA.
During this weeklong vibrant music festival, various cultural
programs were organized such as - vocal concerts by some of the prominent musicians,
violin performance by Shri. R. K.
Shreeramkumar & Shri. N. M.
Brahmadathan, Mridangam performance by Shri.
Srimushnam Rajarao & Shri. N.
Nagaraj followed by Ghatom performance by Shri. S. V. Ramani.
Suresh Babu, IAS, District Collector
& Chairman, DTPC Palakkad stated, “The annual Kalpathy Sangeetholsavam
offered a grand feast to music enthusiasts in the district Palakkad. With a
splendid show of cultural music, the event was aimed at promoting the vibrant
tradition and culture of Kerala. We want to promote “Kalpathy Sangeetholsavam”
as one of the best music festivals in India and encourage tourists’ footfall at
the pristine destinations of Kerala.”