Minister for Labour and Excise TP Ramakrishnan has said traditional arts and indegenous knowledge are to be protected and promoted.
He was inagurating SC /ST department’s Sargotsav ,a state level arts fest at East Hill ground in Kozhikode on Sunday.
Sargotsavam will help preserve genuine arts to generations-he added.
Students studying at various model residential schools and pre-metric hostels under the department of SC ST are taking part in the fete.
He said Kerala is marching towards the zenith of its achievements in education.
Government schools have achieved new milestones as the result of public participation in education.
The government is introducing many welfare schemes for backward classes.
Patanamuri (Learning Room),Valsalya Nidhi (Treasure of Fondness) and insurance facility are some of the schemes meant to support SC/ST students.