In connection with a six day Kathakali festival organized by the Pathanamthitta District Kathakali Club on the banks of the Pamba River in Cherukolpuzha, Madhav S. Namboothiri of Standard VI D presented “Purappad”, an introduction to the story to be performed that day. Purappad is the preliminary Kathakali performance presented on stage by the main character. Madhav S. Namboothiri performed Purappad for “Krishnattam”, which was the story presented that day.

Madhav also came in first in the Kathakali quiz competition held on the second day of Nalacharitham festival. He received the cash prize from District Panchayat President Smt. Annapoorna Devi.