As the sun set over the University College, Thiruvananthapuram, the main venue came to life with a Western group song performed by Anna.C.Xavi and her fellow students from S.H. College, Thevara. This captivating performance set the stage for a memorable evening.
Aryavrunda Nair, another student from the same college, followed with a delightful rendition of light music, captivating the audience with her melodious voice. This was followed by an instrumental masterpiece by Jeff Cherry Mathew from S.B. College Changanacherry, who showcased his mastery of the French Harmonica. The audience responded with enthusiastic applause, showing their support for these talented student performers.
This event, named Ameya-2023, brought together students from various colleges under Mahatma Gandhi University. Organised by the Department of Student Services (DSS) at the University, this was a key part of the Keraleeyam cultural programme. The students’ selection was a testament to their outstanding performances in the All India Inter-University Youth Festival, highlighting their dedication and talent.
Biplav, a student from Maharaja’s College Ernakulam, started with offering insightful remarks on historical struggles and reformation movements. Biplav seamlessly connected these narratives to the overarching theme of the Keraleeyam programme and entertained the audience with imitating the sound of renowned personalities, evoking both laughter and contemplation.
The evening continued to impress the spectators with a captivating duet by Aryavrunda and Niranjan, who harmonised their voices beautifully. Anna C. Xavi’s solo performance in Western music added to the enchantment, leaving a lasting impact on the audience. The programme concluded with a captivating violin performance by Navaneet Krishan from S.H. College Thevara.
These remarkable student performers demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise, leaving the audience enthralled and showcasing their immense potential. Following the performances, the artists were duly recognised and honoured. Dr. Santhosh P. Thampi, the Nodal Officer of the University for the Keraleeyam programme, and Dr. Abraham K. Samuel, the Director of DSS, addressed the gathering.