As part the Pondicherry Heritage Festival-2023, Creative Expression Program for School and College Students Solo Classical Dancing, Svara and Taala Instruments & Group singing (classical and Non-classical) was organized on 19th December, 2023 at Akalavya School, Pondicherry.
The event was supported by Department of Tourism, Government of Puducherry, Svarnim Puducherry, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, All for Water for all, Kariappa House, Fair Trade Twin Towns, Pondy Patrenting Hub, Pondicherry BeachEscapes, Bitasta, Pondicherry YACHT Club, Crafts Council of Puducherry, Popsicle Stories, Directorate of Higher & Technical Education and Directorate pf School Education, Government of Puducherry.
Students representing various institutions of Puducherry performed during the program on the five themes of Sustainable Development Goals, including Clean water and sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Life on land and Life below water.
Dr Kishor Kumar Tripathy, Member Secretary, AuroBharati, Sri Aurobindo Society attended the program and said about the foundational techniques, creativity and unique expressions, emotions and interpretations. He also mentioned about the Svara and Taala Instruments, including rhythm exploration, rhythm structures and the integrity of compositions.
The Pondicherry Heritage Festival continues to celebrate the singular character of this extraordinary town and its environs. Originally conceived as a way of drawing attention to the need to conserve Pondicherry’s outstanding architectural legacy, the festival has expanded its scope to embrace all manner of intangible traditions.
The Program was jointly organized by INTACH, PondyCAN & People for Pondicherry Heritage with event partners, including AuroBharati, Sri Aurobindo Society, Alliance Francaise and Akalvya School, Puducherry. Mahatma Gandhi medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry & Sri Balaji Vidyaapeth, Pondicherry.