Annual Thunchan Festival at Tirur

The annual Thunchan Festival, the festival of literature, art and culture began at Tirur, Malappuram Dt (Kerala, India) on 13th February 2016.

The festival organised by Thunjan Memorial Trust has literary seminars, talks, discussions on various subjects by eminent writers, scholars and contributors from India. It also include art and cultural programmes from all over India.The four day festival from 13-16 February 2016 is conducted at Thunchan Parambu , a cultural and research centre in memory of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, at Tirur, Malappuram Dt.



This year Thunchan Festival will present National Seminar, South Indian Poets Meet, Book Fair, Talks, Recitals, Competitions, Cultural Programs - Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Classical Music Concert, Odissi etc. The festival was inaugurated on 13 February 2016 by writer and former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi. On Feb 14th, the second day, there was a grand procession carrying the iron stylus with which Ezhuthachan wrote his texts on palm leaves.

The festival in detail:
13 Feb (Saturday):
08.00 am: Recitation of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan's poetry
10.00 am: Thunchan Festival - Inaugural Session
12.00 pm: Thunchan Memorial Lecture
01.30 pm: Poetry Writing Competition (For College students / Venue : Saraswathi Mandapam)
02.30 pm: Literary Quiz (For College students / Venue : Saraswathi Mandapam / Quiz Master : A Sahadevan)
05.30 pm: Thunchan Kalotsavam Inaugural Session
06.30 pm: Kuchipudi Kinkini Narthanam
Presented By : Anukula Aditya & group  disciples of Kala Ratna Smt. A B Bala Kondala Rao, Kuchipudi Kala Kendarm, Vizag


14 Feb (Sunday):
08.00 am: Grand Procession with the Iron Stylus of the Poet Saint
10.00 am: National Seminar - Creativity and Freedom (Organized jointly by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi & Thunchan Memorial Trust, Tirur)
02.30 pm: Session 2: National Seminar - Creativity and Freedom - The Indian Context.
Presentations : Rugmini Bhaya Nair, V V Subramanian
06.30 pm: Carnatic Vocal Concert
Presented By : Bharath Sundar(Vocal), Thiruvananthapuram Sambath(Violin), Nanjil Arul(Mridangam), Manjur Unnikrishnan (Ghatam)

15 Feb (Monday):
08.00 am: Recitation of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan's poetry
10.00 am: Session 3: National Seminar - Creativity, Freedom and Cultural Context
Presentations : Sara joseph, K C Narayanan
02.30 pm: South Indian Poets' Meet
Presentations : Prabha Varma, NA. Damodara Shetty(Kannada), Mercy Margaret B(Telegu), Pallavi Kumar(Tamil), Paresh Kamath(Konkani), Rafeek Ahamed, Lopa
06.30 pm: Bharathanatyam
Presented By : Padmasree Shobhana

16 Feb (Tuesday):
8.00 am: Recitation of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan's poetry
10.00 am: Educational Seminar (Malayalam Curriculam Sidelining Literature)
Presentations : Chithran Nambuthiripad, V Madhusoodhanan Nair, M M Narayanan, P K Thilak
02.30 pm: Session 2: Educational Seminar
Interaction : M M Basheer, L Sushama, P Suresh, Radhamani Ayinkalath, K Ramakrishnan
04.00 pm: Aksharaslokam
Presented By : Kavikulaguru P V Krishna Varier Akshara Sloka Parishath, Kottakkal
5.30 pm: Thunchan Festival Concluding Session
06.30 pm: Odissi
Presented By : Guru Sharmila Mukerjee & her disciples from Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance, Bangalore



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