As part of the second day of DTPC Onam celebration fest, many cultural & sports programs were held in Calicut city. The “Nadan Ambayth” (Traditional Bow and Arrow) competition organized by the District Sports council and Martial arts Committee was inaugurated by The Kerala Sports Council president T.P. Dasan.
The entertaining competetion was held between the teams: Ambayathukulam Otuvayal and Ambayathukulam Avalakuttoth; out of which Ambayathukulam Otuvayal won. District sports council President KJ Mathai , Sports Council Secretary T. Preman Tharavaatathil, Kalaripayatt Martial arts president A Moosahaji were present in the celebration. Kalaripayatt Demonstration by District Kalaripayat association and a Yoga demonstration by the student’s association of Guruvayoorappan College were also presented in the event.
As part of the Traditional Arts Fest, “Kolkali” By Latheef Gurukkal and his team, “Theyyamkolangal” by Muralidharan Chemancheri and team, and “Gothranritham” by Dance Lovers Frock earned the applause of the audience.
Residential Arts Fest Begin with the Preparation of the People’s Pookalam
The two days long residential arts fest begin with the motive of conservation of Rivers. Calicut District association and jilla tourism promotion council combined together for the onaam celebration programs. Under the leadershipof the Eesha Foundation The ” rally for rivers ” team with the motive of protection of rivers created a Public’s Pookalam as a part of the fest.
The Onam Pokkalam by the residential association at Manamchira B.M. School became a major attraction of the fest. Mimicry, Mappila paatu, Patriotic song competitions were also held. The fest held for two days will come to an end today. The corporation counsellors K. Bijuraj , P. Latha, Residents association chairman C.P. Hameed distributed the prize for the winners of the various competition.