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Kala(Art) Kuwait holds Keraleeyam 2017
November 14, 2017, 5:54 pm

Kala(Art) Kuwait, a leading Progressive Art and Socio Cultural Organization among the Indian Community in Kuwait, conducted its variety entertainment program titled as 'Keraleeyam 2017' on Friday, 10 November at Indian Community School, Khaithan. The function was officially inaugurated by P. P. Narayanan, Indian Embassy Second Secretary (Welfare) and in his inaugural speech P. P. Narayanan appreciates the efforts behind conducting such an event of unity.

The highlight of the program was to present 'Kala (Art) Kuwait-Sambasivan Award 2016' to the legend of Kadhaprasanga Art, Dr. Vasanthakumar Sambasivan. The prestigious award and memento was presented to Dr. Vasanthakumar Sambasivan by Mr. Narayanan in the presence of a cheerful audience. 'Sambasivan Award' was instituted in memory of eminent 'Katha Prasangam' artist late V. Sambasivan. The award comprises of Rs 25,000 and citation. Dr. Vasanthakumar Sambasivan had been selected unanimously for his outstanding contribution to the 'Kadhaprasanga' realm.

Dr. Vasanthakumar Sambasivan then addressed the audience before the anticipated performance of Kadhaprasangam 'Aneesya' with his team in the presence of the eminent personalities from various organizations and enthusiastic audience of Kuwait. In addition to this, there were Music concert (Ganamela) lead by Kumari Namitha Sivakumar and Kumari Sneha Rathidas. Mimics Parade by Vibin Kalabhavan and Group dance and a fusion cinematic dance coordinated by Ambili Rakesh.

Samkutty Thomas, President of Kala (Art) Kuwait chaired the meeting. Sunil Kumar, General Secretary did the welcome speech and Siva Kumar, General Convener presented the detailed reports about Keraleeyam. Kala (Art) Kuwait Media Secretary Mukesh V. P. delivered felicitation speech. A multi-color Souvenir was released by Mr. Vinayan, Kuwait National Exchange (KNE) and Muneer Koya, Manager Faber Castell by handing over the first copy to Mr. Rathidas.

Hassan Koya expressed vote of thanks. Kala (Art) Kuwait leaders Mr. C. Bhaskaran, Renuka Bhaskaran, Johny Kalamachal, Jaison Joseph, Sameer P P, Aneecha Shyjith, Rakesh P.D. and Vibin were also present on the dais.

Kala(Art) Kuwait President Samkutty Thomas, General Secretary Sunil Kumar., Program General Convener Siva Kumar, thanked the wholehearted cooperation and support from public and media to make the unique event a great success.


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