A three-day children’s festival christened as ‘Khammam Balotsav’ got off to a splendid start at Manchikanti Bhavan here on Friday.
A scintillating cultural show featuring awe-inspiring classical dance performances by schoolchildren marked the opening ceremony of the three-day festival.
Drawing and fancy dress competitions were conducted later in the day.
A large number of schoolchildren belonging to various government and private schools from all over the town enthusiastically participated in the competitive events held on the inaugural day.
Earlier, Kothagudem Club secretary Dr. Vasireddy Ramesh Babu inaugurated the festival. K Hima Bindu, the convener of the children’s festival, and others were present.
Speakers at the inaugural function praised the organisers of the festival for their efforts to nurture and promote the inherent talents of children besides giving the tiny tots an excellent opportunity to unravel their creative flair.