The School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus, observed Samskrita Dinam and Ramayana Dina Acharanam on August 16, 2016. The celebration commenced with the opening of an exhibition “Samskritam Pradarsini” by Prof. P. A. Appukuttan.
The formal function was held in the Brahmasthanam Auditorium at 2 p.m. It began with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, Dr. M. V. Natesan, Assistant Director, International School for Sree Sankaracharya Studies, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, and other guests of honour. Dr. U. Krishnakumar welcomed the gathering. Pujaneeya Swami Purnamritananda Puri delivered the Ramayana message and Dr. M. V. Natesan spoke on Ramayana and the relevance of Sanskrit in the modern world. The rendering of Ramayana by Sri. S. Hariharan and Miss. Gauri Priya Menon elevated the minds of the audience. The winners of the Ramayanam Quiz, held on August 8, 2016 and Ramayanam recital, held on August 16, 2016, were felicitated. The audience were treated with an episode from the Ramayanam ‘Ahalyamoksham’, a Sanskrit skit, directed by Smt. O. S. Sreedevi. The venue also observed Rakshabandhan. Dr. A. R. Chitra, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Languages, proposed the vote of thanks. The function concluded with the national anthem.