Post their annual exams, the students of Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam engaged in a five day event designed to create consciousness about the value of Indian culture, tradition and practices. There were no tests, no projects, no assignments, just stress-free intensive learning sessions.
Utsav, held from April 1 to 5, had children interact with some of the leading performing artists, researchers, heritage experts, historians and archaeologists.
While the primary children played traditional games like pandi and pallankuzhi in their school corridors, the middle and high schoolers joined historian Chithra Madhavan and Siddharth Chandrashekaran on a heritage walk at Sri Kapali Temple.
A guided tour to the Kalakshetra Craft Centre, a sadir natyam with Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh, music with musicians Anil Srinivasan, R. P.Shravan and Murali Krishnan, astronomy, folk tales and story telling with Janaki Sabesh and Dr. Eric Miller and the creation of a herbal garden at school were some just of the other activities planned that week.