On Sunday evening, skit, dance and music marked the 43r anniversary celebrations of Kerala Kala Samithi (KKS).
The association, formed in 1971, has come a long way in terms of hosting a number of cultural and social events.
‘Nadaga Karan’ staged by 17-member drama troupe -- Thanal Malayali Seva Samithi from Secunderabad -- gripped the attention of the audience for about an hour. The theme of the drama was about a stage artiste who dedicates himself to the art form.
The hall at the venue was packed with Keralites who were settled in the city for several years now. “People in Vizag are very warm and have welcomed us with open arms. We never felt out of the place here, not even once,” said K. Ganeshan, former president of KKS.
As part of the celebrations, senior members of the samithi – Captain (Retired) G. M. Peter, Sam Cherian, P.K. Nair, Raghava Raj and P.A. John -- were felicitated for their service rendered to the association. Prizes were given away to the winners who participated in the cultural competition held recently.
KKS president N.M. Pillai, secretary Sasidharan, former secretary K.U. Issacu and treasurer Ch. Mohan Das were among some of the members who participated in the event.