Saturday, February 11, 2017


The first death anniversary of poet O.N.V. Kurup will be observed under the aegis of the O.N.V. Prathibha Foundation with a host of programmes at the Tagore Theatre on February 13.The event, titled ‘Ormakalude Thirumuttathu’, organised in association with the Public and Relations Department and the Devarajan Foundation, will get under way with poet-activist Sugathakumari paying her tributes to the late poet. A poets’ meet that will be held later will feature Ms. Sugathakumari, Pirappancode Murali, George Onakkoor, V. Madhusoodanan Nair, Ezhacheri Ramachandran, P.K. Gopi, Manamboor Rajan Babu, Karivalloor Murali, Gireesh Puliyoor and Vinod Vaishali.
According to foundation secretary P. Venugopalan, the highlight of the programme will be the screening of a video compilation of speeches and poems recited by O.N.V. Kurup. Poet Prabha Varma will formally launch the compilation on the occasion.Later, a compilation of writings by fifty school students on ONV’s works, christened ‘Kunjumanassile ONV’ will be released by poet Ezhacheri Ramachandran. In addition, around 50 students of the Sabarigiri School in Anchal will organise a dance presentation based on ONV’s poem ‘Amma’.Noted writer M. Leelavathy will deliver the commemorative address during the event. Former Culture Minister M.A. Baby will present an award for the best poem selected from amongst art school magazines published in the State.
Prof. John Kurakar

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