Malappuram: Kozhikode district is maintaining a steady lead on the fourth day of the 53rd State School Arts Festival currently under way here.
With young artists stunning the audience with their performances on Thursday, the district is at the top with 508 points followed by Palakkad with 493, Thrissur (490) and Malappuram (484).
Kozhikode bagged 249 and 259 points in high school and higher secondary sections respectively.
As many as 17 venues, including MSP Parade Ground, Kottappadi Ground, Municipal Town Hall, St. Gemma’s HSS, GBHSS (Down Hill) and Rose Lounge, are hosting the festival.
Leader of the Opposition V.S Achuthanandan will inaugurate the valedictory session on January 20 afternoon.
Points of other districts: Ernakulam (473), Kannur (479), Kottayam (454), Alappuzha (451), Thiruvananthapuram (450), Kasargod (444), Wayanad (423), Kollam (414), Idukki (384), Pathanamthitta (376).