Moodbidire:The campus of Alva’s College Moodubidre was laden with events of cultural importance with just a few days to go for Nudisiri. After ‘Keraleeyam’ the college hosted another grand event ‘’Alva’s Deepavali -2016’’, on Thursday, at Vanajakshi K Sripathy Bhat stage. The event stood for the revelation of local, national and international cultures.
Celebration began with an attractive procession of different cultural troupes moving ahead of the dignitaries. There were Puthani, Kombu, Chende, dolu, Vadya, Srilankan instrumental troupes and many more in the procession.
The typical Deepavali traditions of Tulunadu such as Tulsi Pooja, Saraswathi Pooje, Lakshmi Pooja, ayudha Pooja, worship of farming instruments and cattle worship were performed by the Chairman of Alva’s Education Foundation, Dr. M Mohan Alva. The formality of the quintessential Tulu tradition ‘baleendrapooje’ was performed by Navneet Shetty Kadri.
Deepavali turned out to be a cultural festival alongside a festival of lights at Alva’s College Moodubidre. Artist outside the institution and students of the college presented 19 cultural forms of art, amidst 30000 spectators stretching in four hours. The performances presented were- ShringariMela from Kerala, Mohini Attam, Yakshagana in two different forms, dance forms of Odisha, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Andhra and Manipur, Mallakambha, Bharathanatyam, Kathak, and a contemporary dance form.
Another attraction which wooed the crowd was body building show. The stage was set for 17 Muscle builders from across the country to show their rippling muscles to a crowd that cheered them over and over again.
Passing the wishes of the festival, Alva’s Education Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva said, ‘festivals creates an environment of cultural harmony and teach us to forget our enmity and embrace one another in a bond of love’.
Mijargutthu Anand Alva, Nitte University Vice-chancellor Dr Ramanand Shetty, Legislator Abhaychandra Jain, and Alva’s Education Foundation Trustees Jayashree Amarnath Shetty, Vivek Alva and Vinay Alva were present among others.