KOCHI: M.V. Devan, artist, has been elected president of the Art and Cultural Movement of India.
Leela Omchery and Sadanam P.V. Balakrishnan, Delhi; V.P. Dhananjayan, Chennai; Kanak Rele, Mumbai; and Kalamandalam Thankamanikutty, Kolkata; are among the vice-presidents. K.N. Ravindranath has been elected general secretary.
The 12th annual meeting of Kaladarpanam was held at the Ernakulam Fine Arts Hall on Sunday. At the function, the Kaladarpanam awards were given to Kalamandalam Gopi, Guru Gopalakrishnan, K.G. Jayan, C.N. Karunakaran, Ochira P.R. Shankarankutty, Kalamandalam Leelamma, Kalakshethra Vilasini, Manju Bhargavi, Kalamandalam Raman Namboodiri, Kalamandalam Rajashekharan, Thrikkamburam Krishnankutty Marar, Sukumarji, Sadanam Harikumar, Kalamandalam Sathyavrathan and Prabhakar Punnassery.