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INDIAN SCHOOL SALALAH
CELEBRATES THE 65th “KERALA PIRAVI”
Observing the tradition and imbibing the true spirit of Keralites, Indian School Salalah celebrated the 65th birth anniversary of Kerala with effulgence and grandeur, virtually on the 9th November 2021, virtual platform. ‘Kerala Piravi’ is the celebration of the formation of Kerala state by the unification of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar in 1956. The celebration portraying the tradition and culture of Kerala was designed and presented by the Malayalam Department.
Dr. Abubacker Siddique, Member, School Management Committee and an active social worker, presided over the function as the Chief Guest. The function began with the welcome address by Miss. Manna Mariam Mathew of class IX B.
The Chief Guest of the day Dr. Abubacker Siddique, in his inaugural address advised the students to respect their mother tongue and also to uphold the cultural heritage and tradition of Kerala. He stressed on the fact that Kerala is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for its communal harmony. He highlighted that the industrious nature of the people of Kerala has helped the state to succeed in their endeavours. He concluded the speech by saying that it is the duty of every Keralite to preserve their language, art and culture.
Principal Mr. Deepak Patankar in his speech highlighted that Kerala Piravi celebration would help every student to understand the culture of Kerala. He expressed his will to learn the language and also to visit this beautiful land. Assistant Vice Principal Mrs. Anita Rose emphasized that tolerance of cultural values is a striking feature of Kerala and that, the highest level of collective human achievements in all aspects of life makes the state and its people unique. Assistant Vice Principal Mr. Vipindas in his speech, accentuated on the importance of upholding the values in life. He appreciated all the participants and teachers for their efforts in putting up a colourful display of cultural extravaganza.
Children, in traditional Kerala attire mesmerized the viewers with their elegant performance. Mast. Allen Seso of 5E and Miss. Devika Dev of 5F captivated the viewers with their excellent story narration. The scintillating semi classical dance performance by Miss. Jhanvin Mary of class 8 E to the song “Vaalkannezhutiya makara nilaavil” left the viewers spell bound. Mast. Nandakumar Rajesh of 9B enthralled the viewers with the rhythmic magical moves of his hands to the divine composition rendered through the percussion instrument Tabla. By reciting the famous poem ‘Agnipooja’ written by the renowned poet Ayyappa Panickar, Miss Ardra Harikumar of 7 E entranced the spectators. Through the picturization of Kunjuraman Nair’s famous poem “Nalla Divasam”, Mast. Aadidev Vipindas of class 6G and Miss. Vedika Vipindas of class 3 E, beautifully presented their desire to reach their school that weaves a lot of memories for them.
The celebration concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Mast. Advaith Anish of Class 7 E. The brilliant compering of the entire programme was done by Miss.Greeshma Nandakumar of 9F. This visual treat filled the mind of every spectator with the memories of the rich culture and the vast heritage of Kerala, the state known as ‘God’s Own Country.