Adhvaya 2012, the Arts Festival of the Amrita School of Pharmacy organized by third-year students of BPharm and PharmD concluded on October 16, 2012 at the Health Sciences campus.
Sri. Bala, Cine Actor and Director, attended the valedictory function.
“Participating in arts festivals and other cultural activities like this prepares you to face life. They give you a lot of confidence,” he stated, addressing the students.
Br. Anaghamrita Chaitanya delivered the benedictory address.
“All art forms are expressions of the divinity inside us. A good art form, whether it may be dance, music or painting, when performed or exhibited, brings happiness to the viewers’ and listeners’ hearts. We should grow and nourish our talents, thereby invoking the divinity inside each of us,” he said.
Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, also spoke at the valedictory. He emphasized that participation in arts festivals helps one realize and bring out one’s potential.
“These festivals are not only needed to make us perform well on stage but also very much needed to perform well in academics, to be a good student, to be successful in life and to translate what you learn to the field,” Dr. Shantikumar said.
Others who shared their thoughts included Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences; Dr. Prathapan Nair, Principal, Amrita School of Medicine; Dr. Sabitha M., Principal, Amrita School of Pharmacy and Mr. Manoj Krishnan, Playback Singer.
The competitive events of Adhvaya 2012 were conducted in two parts viz. the off-stage and the on-stage events. The off-stage events commenced on October 03, 2012. These mainly included story writing, essay writing and poetry writing both in English and Malayalam, extempore, elocution and debate. Students explored their artistic skills through pencil drawing, water coloring, oil painting and face painting.
“Vegetable carving, hair styling and mehndi designing were the much appreciated new, competitive items introduced in Adhvaya,” stated Ms. Radhika Unnikrishnan, third-year student of BPharm.
The on-stage events were conducted during October 12-15, 2012. There were adapt-to-tunes for boys and girls, classical music and light music events as well as karaoke, mimicry, monoacting, classical dance, folk dance, thiruvathira, western music, tableau, skit, mime, and folk song.
Ms. Minu Mathew and Mr. Aravind Shiva, both of 2010 batch of BPharm, won the Kalathilakam and Kalapratibha titles of Adhvaya 2012 respectively.
October 29, 2012
Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi