Kochi, Aug 30: A group of High Court advocates, led by the Kerala State Human Rights Commission’s Acting Chairperson and former District Sessions Judge, Shri. P Mohana Das, joined professional singers in laying out a musical treat of evergreen, lilting melodies as part of the ‘Arts and Medicine’programme today at the Government General Hospital.
Shri.Mohana Das set the tone for the show with the hit number ‘VakapooManamulla’. Advocate SumeshAyiroor followed with, ‘Sangeethame Amara Sallapame’ from Sargam (1992) and Maxi Charlie with ‘Nadha Nee VarumKalochakelkkuvan’ fromChamaram (1980), immortalized by S Janaki.
ShriMohana Das and advocate Malini K Menonrendered the duet, ‘ChandrikayilAliyunnu’.The team concluded with a group song, ‘PooviliPooviliPonnonamayi’ heralding Onam in all its pomp and glory. Over sixteen songs echoed through the corridors as the team effortlessly rendered one nostalgic number after the other for the assembled audience of patients, hospital staff and bystanders.
The 185th edition of the Arts and Medicine show, which drew requests for encores and much applause, was coordinated by Soniya M, anadvocate at the High Courtwho put together a team consisting of Advocates Rajasree, Simi Ranjith, Sabitha, Gokuldas, Vipindas, Malini K Menon, RijaSuman, Sanalkunjachan and ReshmiSanal; and Sivani R of Super Star Junior fame, and singers SumeshAyiroor and Maxi Charlie.
Cochin MayorSoumini Jain; Hibi Eden MLA and Film Lyricist R K Damodaran were among the dignitaries who spoke at the event today.
Arts and Medicine is an initiative of the KBF in association with Mehboob Memorial Orchestra and is sponsored by CAFS (Casino Air Caterers & Flight Services) aimed at providing solace to patients through live therapeutic music.
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