February 2018

Vidya Vanam hosted the cultural extravaganza Svanubhava, which had over 700 students from Coimbatore and Tirupur. The programme comprised Irula dances by Asad Kala Sangam, Tholpavaikoothu by Ramachandra Pulavar and troupe, Oyilattam and Paraiattam by Chennai-based Nanbargal Kalai Kuzhu, a nadaswaram recital by Kollengode Subramaniam, Yakshagana by a troupe from Purna Pragnya Yaksha Kala Kendra from Udupi, Kuchipudi by Kishore and Padmavani Mosilakanti, a rhythm ensemble and a street play by the drama club of PSG College of Arts and Science. There were also stalls showcasing Irula food, Toda embroidery, Kota pottery, Kurumba paintings and Rajasthani lac bangles. This event was covered in the Coimbatore edition of The Hindu MetroPlus. The first day’s report was written by two of Vidya Vanam’s students, Nitha Pullooni and P Divya