KOCHI: The historic Maharaja’s College is all set to host an iconic event, the sixtieth anniversary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. The sixtieth anniversary of Kerala Assembly will be celebrated at the centenary auditorium of the royal institution on November 6 and 7. The inauguration, seminars, debate and various cultural programmes by the students will be held at the auditorium while the Assembly Museum exhibition will be held at the English Main Hall. A documentary screening will be held at the Physics Gallery.
The programme agenda and venue was finalised by the General Organising Committee meeting presided over by John Fernandez MLA here at the Ernakulam Guest House on Wednesday. The inaugural ceremony will be held at 10 am on November 6 at the centenary auditorium. MLAs and prominent personalities from the socio-political-cultural fields will attend the function. A tribute will be paid to the former politicians, who were members of the Kerala Assembly and the Kochi-Thirukochi Assembly. A separate session will be held to honour some of the noted parliamentarians.
In the afternoon, a seminar on the changes brought in the Kerala Society by the Industrial Law will be held. Minister for Industry and Commerce, A C Moideen, industry experts, representatives of Chambers of Commerce and trade union leaders will attend the seminar. The winners of district-level Kalotsavam will present various programmes from 5 pm.
On the second day of celebrations, a debate contest will be conducted for students. The students who would like to participate in the competition should register their names before October 31. The visitors will also be provided with an opportunity to see the documentary which will feature the landmark moments in the history of Kerala Assembly. The Kerala Assembly museum will exhibit the history of the state and the Assembly through pictures. The public will be allowed entrance to the Museum between 9 am and 6 pm on both the days.
The Peoples’ Committee formed to execute the programme will have noted critic M K Sanu as the chief patron. Members of Kudumbasree, Residents’ association, and PTA are also included in the committee. “Ernakulam district will host some memorable events in connection with the diamond jubilee of Kerala Assembly. These programmes will reflect the history and legacy of our rich political heritage,” said John Fernandez MLA.
Meanwhile, District Collector K Mohammed Y Safeerulla said a joint effort from all the department is essential to make the programme a big success. “Since the programmes mark the 60th anniversary of Kerala Assembly, we should ensure maximum participation of the public, especially students. The presence of school students should be ensured for the Kerala Assembly museum,” he added.
The management of schools which are interested in performing at the venue can contact the deputy director’s (education) office at 0484-2422227, 8547278291.
For the debate competition, a two-member team can participate. Interested colleges and candidates should contact the Collegiate Education Director at 9746973245 and 9495506642.