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Malayalam Department of Indian School Salalah celebrated the 64th anniversary of 'Kerala Piravi' on 5th November 2020 on virtual platform with programmes depicting the true love for Kerala and Malayalam.  'Kerala Piravi' is the celebration of the formation of Kerala state by the unification of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar in 1956.

Gracing the occasion, Dr. Ambu Suresh, Co- Convener, School Management Committee, presided over the function as the chief guest. The occasion was also graced by Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar, Assistant Vice principal Mrs. Ananthalakshmi, Mr.Shaji Vazhode, HOD Malayalam dept amidst teachers and students. The function began with the welcome address  by Miss. Tejal Vijil Prajith of class VIII D.

The Chief Guest Dr. Ambu Suresh inaugurated the function and addressed the audience highlighting the cultural heritage, tradition and diversity that the state of Kerala has ever been upholding. He further highlighted the unity of people of Kerala   in facing various calamities like flood, Nipa Virus and recently the Covid Pandemic situation which was praised by the whole world. He insisted on the need of compassion towards motherland and also to nurture and preserve the language, art and culture of Kerala. He reminded the students that they should safeguard the values in life and must be the stewards of the Malayalam Language and the whole nation. Appreciating the effort taken by the Department of Malayalam, Mr. Deepak Patankar, Principal conveyed his wishes to everyone on the occasion.  Mrs. Ananthalakshmi, Assistant Vice Principal also conveyed her wishes on the occasion.

Celebrating the festivity, students in traditional Kerala attire well trained by the teachers of Malayalam department put up a very colourful display of cultural extravaganza that included Semi Classical dance, Keralanadanam, Kavya narthaki (Nrutha Shilpam), Group song, Group Dance and myriad of mesmerizing activities. The poetry recitation by Master Amruth Krishna drew special attention of each and every one. The scintillating and enchanting Panchari Melam and the energetic foot tapping folk song left the spectators spell bound.


The celebration concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Abhishek Prasad of class VIII. Undoubtedly the celebrations brought memories of rich culture and the vast heritage of Kerala to budding minds. It was indeed a visual treat for the audience and the participants.