In the 57th Kerala school Kalolsavam, Kozhikode has grabbed the gold cup for the 11th consecutive time, with 939 points. Palakkad came second with 936 points and the host district Kannur came third with 933 points.
All the three districts held on to the first position at varied points for the last two days and there was a lot of anticipation on the last day as to who would win.
BSS Gurukulam Higher Secondary School, Alathur, Palakkad and MKNM HS Kumaramangalam, Idukki were selected as the best performing schools in the state.
In the Arabic Kalolsavam, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kollam, and Thrissur shared the first
position with 95 points and in Sanskrit Kalolsavam , Ernakulam, Malappuram, Kannur and Kasaragod shared the first position with 95 points.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, inaugurated the valedictory function while magician Gopinath Muthukad was the guest of honour at the function.
Education Minister Prof Raveendranath distributed the trophies to the winning districts. The festival souvenir was also released at the function.