Kalamritam 2014 - the annual cultural festival of School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, was celebrated with pomp and gaiety from October 15-17, 2014.
The event began with the traditional Keli kottu. Br. Anaghamrita Chaitanya blessed the inaugural function. Sri. C. Radhakrishnan, Eminent Literateur and winner of many coveted awards like Kendra Sahitya Academy, Kerala Sahitya Academy and Amrita Keerthi Puraskar, was the chief guest. The inaugural function was presided over by the renowned Music Director Sri. Deepak Dev. Smt. Smitha Deepak Dev was also present. The Film Maker and Alumni of B. Sc. (Visual Media) Batch Kum. Sruthy Sikhamani offered felicitations. The chief guest gave an eloquent address depicting the contribution of Indian culture, tradition and arts.
Sri. Deepak Dev enthralled the audience with singing. Dr. C. S. Jayaraman, Professor, Department of Visual Media offered felicitations and introduced the guests of honour in a special way. Dr. U. Krishnakumar, Director, School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi, delivered the welcome speech and Dr. Sony Vijayan delivered the vote of thanks. The audience took the Pledge for Swatch Bharat during the function. The three day event saw the grooming of many young talents in Dance, Music, Arts, Literature, Dramatics, Film and Culture. Kalamritam 2014 also had invited events like the Music band by the children of Nalanda Public School and Kalripayattu and Martial arts demo by Sri. Suvratan Gurukkal of Veda Kalari and Academy of Mullassery. Competitions like Quiz, Elocution and other Literary events witnessed a high level of participation this year.