Kalalaya Varnangal’ as Gurudakshina

Bishop Moore College Alumni Association in Kuwait held a colorful ‘Kalalaya Varnangal 2019’ show dedicated it as a ‘Guru dakshina’ to their former teacher and guru Prof. V.C. John.

Prof. John, who has been teaching in Mavelikara Bishop Moore College in Kerala since its inception in 1964, retired as Head of the English Department. He was presented with the ‘Guru Shreshta Puraskar’ by Gulf University Science and Technology Department Prof. Dr. Nile Lens. Social Worker R.C. Suresh honored him with a traditional shawl, while all the alumni, since the college’s first batch, offered their beloved professor the traditional dakshina of Areca nut folded in betel leaves.

Prof. John inaugurated the public conference in the Jleeb Smart Indian School auditorium by lighting the traditional lamp. Indian Community School Senior Principal Dr. V. Binumon delivered the keynote address.

Alumni Association President Manoj Parimanam presided over the function and ‘Kalalaya Varnangal’ General Convener Jerry John Koshy welcomed the audience, while treasurer Sangeeth Somanath proposed the vote of thanks. Association Secretary Babu Gopal presented the Annual Report. Lotus Trading Company General Manager R.C. Suresh, former Student Sam Pynummood (Patron), Philip Zacharia (Dan Trading Company General Manager), Rajeev Kodamballil (Program Head, Janam TV Middle East) felicitated the audience.

Prof. John then released the souvenir published on the occasion of ‘Kalalaya Varnangal’ by handing over the first copy to Dr. Nile Lens.

The stalwarts of South Indian Music and Malyalam artists Udayan Anchal and Josy Alappuzha led the musical fusion, while alumni of the college Rajeev Kodamballil and Lekha Shyam entertained the audience.