Brahma 2013, the national inter-collegiate techno-cultural fest, organised by Adi Sankara Institute of Engineering and Technology was inaugurated by Cusat Vice-Chancellor Ramachandran Thekkedath on Friday.
He emphasised on the need for global competence for engineers and need for extra curricular activities in education, which is lacking in many colleges, for the overall development of the students.
Principal S G Iyer welcomed the gathering and trustee B S Krishnan presided over the function. Ramanathan CEO offered felicitations. Student chairman Rohith R proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by a slew of contests. On Thursday a ‘pancharatna keerthana alapana’ in connection with the ‘Thyagaraja Aradhana’ was rendered under the leaderhip of T V Gopalakrishnan.
More than 100 students from Adi shankara group of institutions and vocalists including P Ramaswamy, Malini Hariharan, Prof. P R Kumarakeralavarma, Mathangi Sathyamoorthy, Bhuvaneshwari , Preethy, Radha Madhav and Latha Anand participated in the ‘alapana’.
The campus reverberated with the melodious sound of TVG. Thrissur K M S Mani accompanied him on the mridangam and G Ullas on the violin, the symphony of violinist Balabhaskar added colours of classical music and dance.