a personal one nor that of a group but of a land!
The land of “Vadakkan Pattu”, “Kalaripaittu”, “Poorakkali”, “Theyyam”
and “Thotam”, lying towards the Northern extreme of Malayala Desam.
The treasure chest of primeval Culture lies unblemished, yet, somehow,
somewhere, it lies forlorn, unrplenished by time, alien to this
Tradition is not the remains of yester years. It is the glory of
the present and Glory it must remain!!
The Kalagramam hopes to be the fountainhead of the glory, vitality,
the eternal creative urge. It seeks to nourish the innate talents
in our offspring to sing, act, paint, dance, recite, to rouse the
creative instinct slumbering deep within them, to mould them into
a magnificent whole and add many more feathers in the cap of this
The Kalagramam aims at providing children and youngsters with a
“Kalari” to practice and perfect all forms of fine art.
In addition to regular classes for music, dance, painting, sculpture
and handicrafts, camps and workshops will be held and the students
further enlightened by talks and demonstrations by eminent persons
from respective fields.
Kalagramam also envisages imparting knowledge in Sanskrit and Yoga.
Instrumental music and the diverse forms of Indian classical dance
will also be taught. Together with painting and sculpture, graphics
and allied arts will also be given due importance.
Late M. Govindan, M.P. Damodaran, K.A. Kodungalloor, Dr. K.B. Menon
and A.N. Nambiar, their life, views and ideas are in fact the sources
of inspiration for setting up the Kalagramam. Each of these men
has proved his worth in different fields, adding grandeur of humanity.
The students shall be exposed to the company of such other men of
vision and perception through their talks, group discussions, demonstrations,
symposia and seminars. The Kalagramam also intends to publish papers
on human existence, essence and creativity from time to time. Research
and library facilities will also be provided. As everyone knows,
to be good is the essence of things. But “to be good”, one has to
be humane. For a man to be humane in the true sense, Nature has
installed within him the glorious creative
faculty the power to recreate himself and all that surrounds him.
He frees himself from his shackles only when he makes use of this