Book Fair Programme Highlights

Update: The 2011 Darsana Book fair will be held from 28th January – 06th February at Thirunakkara Grounds.

Starting today, it’s festive mood at Kottayam for 10 days. The stage at the Book Fair venue will see a variety of cultural programmes all through the 10 days. This in fact, is what makes the Kottayam Book Fair stand out from other book fairs all over. You may download the full programme sheet. Given below are a few highlights.


2 pm – Inauguration: Mr. Adoor Gopalakrishnan
6 pm – Folk Songs


10 am – Elocution, Recitation competition
11 am – inauguration of Aksharam, Achadi, Arivu exhibition (highly recommended)
5.30 pm – Kadathanattu Madavi Amma Retrospective
7 pm – Bhaavanadanam (Documentary)


11 am – Balamaniyamma Retrospective
7 pm – Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Kuchuppudi


10.30 am – Seminar on Script-Writing
5.30 pm – Cultural Meeting
7.00 pm – Gitanjali recitation

1st Dec

10 am – Seminar on Higher Education
4 pm – Educational Seminar
7 pm – Magic Show (Master Richin Kuzhikkadu)


10.30 am – Debate on Literary Criticism in Malayalam
5.30 pm – Kaviyarangu
7 pm – “The Sixth Sense” – A demo video of the invention by Mr. Pranav Mistry, linking physical and the digital worlds. (yes, our show!)


11 am – Lalithambika Antharjanam Retrospective
7 pm – Violin Fusion


10.30 am – Media Seminar
3 pm – Inter-school Debate Competition
5.30 pm – Senior Citizens Meet


10 am – District Development Seminar
7 pm – Kottayam (Documentary)

6th (final day)

4.30 pm – Valedictory Function

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