Dec 05, 2023

Odisha delegates reach Kozhikode

Keraleeyam Reception at NIT Calicut gives a glimpse of Kerala’s art and culture

A delegation of 45 students from diverse higher educational institutions in Odisha, who reached Kozhikode as part of the Yuva Sangam initiative, was given an enthralling reception at NIT Calicut. ‘Keraleeyam cultural night,’ a comprehensive compilation of Kerala’s classical and folk art forms gave an enlightening experience to the delegates in just two hours. 

The delegates, accompanied by 4 coordinators from IIM Sambalpur, were welcomed with Pancha Vadya, an orchestra of five instruments. An inspiring and informative description of Pancha Vadyam and other art forms by Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut helped the delegates understand the cultural significance of the instruments and art forms.

Performance of Kathakali, a classical dance form of Kerala, Theyyam, a folk art form from North Kerala etc could captivate the minds of students from Odisha and coordinators from IIM Sambalpur. Kerala Natanam, Thiruvathira and other dance forms also were received with a standing ovation by the team who reached Kerala as part of the Yuva Sangam programme under ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ by the Ministry of Education and All India Council for Technical Education.

The reception and Keraleeyam were inaugurated by Dr. Beena Philip, Mayor of Kozhikode City Corporation, at NIT Calicut. During her inaugural address, Dr. Beena Philip invited the delegates for a high tea at her office on December 8. 

The Mayor also urged the youth to work for humanity highlighting the role of NITC in helping the elderly population in Kozhikode to improve their life. 

The team kicked off their Kerala tour kicked off from NIT Calicut, the nodal institution of Yuva Sangam in Kerala, on Tuesday morning. On the first day of their trip, they covered Kakkayam, Kariyathumpara, Thonikkadavu and other enchanting destinations in Kozhikode.

During the 6-day visit, the delegates will visit Kakkayam Dam, Kariyathumpara, Thonikkadavu, Vayalada viewpoint, Sargalaya Art and Craft Village, Kappad Beach, En Ooru Tribal Heritage Village, Wayanad Tea Museum, Banasura Sagar Dam, IIM Kozhikode, Regional Science Centre, Mishkal Mosque, Mother of God Cathedral Church and Tali Temple. The team will also visit SM Street and Kozhikode Beach.

Dr. Shamasundara M S, Registrar of NITC, Prof. Rajanikanth G K, Dean (Students Welfare), Dr. P M Ranjith, Nodal officer of Yuva Sangam, Dr. Sudev Das, EBSB and other faculty members attended the programme.


Warm reception to delegates from Odisha


Mayor Beena Philip during inaugural session


Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NITC speaking about Panchavadya


Cultural fiesta to welcome delegates from Odisha


YuvaSangam delegate from Odisha at Kakkayam


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