A string of cultural performances, regional music, and women and men in traditional attires filled the venue where Malayalis came together to celebrate the 42nd Annual Day of Kerala Kala Samithi on Wednesday.
Children exhibited their talent in a row of classical and western dance performances as well as regional songs.
The hall was packed with Malayalis enjoying every moment of the evening. Swathi Priya, a child artiste, danced to the tunes of ‘Krishna nee begane baaro’ with beautiful expressions; Prashanth Warrior awed the audience with his melodious voice. A group of children also presented theme based classical dance ‘vishukani’, where Lord Krishna appeared and blessed in the end. A few of the women also pirouetted to a folk number.
Among others, vice-president of the Kerala Kala Samithi P. Krishna Kumar, secretary T.J. Jose, and treasurer Mohan Das recollected Sibbu John’s dedication and hard work as a former custodian of the samithi, who passed away recently.
They also bid farewell to one of the committee members N.K. Krishnan, who got transferred to Karnataka.
Malayalis spent the evening with family and friends, witnessing a host of cultural treats.
The celebrations concluded with an elaborate community dinner served at the samithi.