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MALAYALA KALAGRAMAM
(CENTRE FOR ARTS AND IDEAS)

A DREAM BLOSSOMS.....
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Not 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 land. 
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 honored land.
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 faculty.



The Liberated Man can proclaim the glory of freedom.
Freedom is sublime! Sublimity is immortal and so is Art!!
Malayala Kalagramam aims at nothing else than this
Man creates

ART  liberates man.