Getting close to malayalam

Pratidhwani is linking arms with Malayalam Pallikoodam to coach children of techies in the intricacies of the Malayalam language

Published: 08th August 2017 10:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2017 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It’s mother tongue time at Technopark. ‘Pratidhwani,’ the social and cultural organisation of Technopark’s IT employees, is linking arms with ‘Malayalam Pallikoodam.’
The latter will open a centre at Technopark, Kazhakootam, to coach children of techies in the intricacies of the Malayalam language.

Admissions have begun to the classes ‘Aksharakalari’ and ‘Bhasha Padanakalri.’ Classes will be held every Sunday. Children aged five and above are eligible for admission, Malayalam Pallikoodam, a forum led by poet Madhusoodanan Nair, for the promotion of the Malayalam language, said.

The sessions, among other things, will cover writing on sand and stone slate, songs that help children improve their diction, poems, proverbs, plays and puzzles that encourage them to think. The syllabus also includes conversation, recitation, story telling, folk songs, grammar plus the inculcation of traditional values and general knowledge through the mother tongue.

A big attraction of the sessions are the interactions with eminent personalities from various fields, games and short trips. The classes will be handled by poets Madhusoodanan Nair, Sugathakumari, Prabha Varma, filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Dr Achut Shankar, sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman and D Babu Paul.
Classes will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on all Sundays at the Technopark campus. The monthly fee is Rs 500. For applying, contact Pratidhwani before August 15: Meera M S: 95622 93685  ( or Ajith Anirudhdhan - 88486 70772  ( The project is a joint effort of Pratidhwani and Malayalam Pallikoodam. Classes will start once the minimum number of students required for a class sign up.


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