KAKKANAD: The district administration has joined hands with the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) to introduce Indian classical music and traditional dance forms in schools, with an objective of exposing the students to the country’s cultural diversity.
The first of such initiative was officially launched at Ezhipuram Higher Secondary School in Aluva on Tuesday by Assistant Collector Mrinmayi Joshi. The curtain raiser was a Gotipua art from performed by group of 14-year-old Odia boys, all of them dressed in female attire.
“The main aim of the initiative is to expose the students to the Indian culture. Most of the students are not aware of many art forms. So, we are trying to bridge the gap by introducing to them various art forms,” Joshi said.
The Odia group also performed in other schools. “We have performed the Gotipua dance at Ezhipuram HSS and Rajagiri school in Kakkand. We will also perform at Delta Study Centre and Guardian Public School on Wednesday,” said Velayudan Kurup, district coordinator of SPICMACAY.
“This is also an opportunity for the students to interact with the experts, gain basic knowledge of other art forms and learn the same,” he added.
Education Deputy Director Shinemon N K, Ezhipuram HSS principal B Praseetha and PTA president P P Baby were present at the function.