About Us

 

The Palghat Fine Arts Society is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year during this year -2010. It started functioning in the month of October 1960 and since then the Society has continuously arranged cultural programmes, mainly classical music, every month during the last 50 years without any break. Thus the Society has created history in Palakkad town, which is famous for all kinds of cultural activities.



All eminent vocal musicians starting with Semmangudi Srinivassa Iyer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagawather, M.D Ramanathan, K.V Narayanaswamy, M.S Subbalakshmi, D.K Pattammal, M.L Vasanthakumari M. Balamurali Krishna, Maharajapuram Santhanam, Madurai Mani Iyer, K.B Sundarambal, D.K Jayaraman, T.K Govinda Rao, Trichur V. Ramachandran, Dandapani Desikar, P. Leela, T.V Sankaranarayanan, T.N Seshagopalan, K.J Yesudas, Neyyattinkara Vasudevan, R.K Srikantan, Prof. Omanakutty, Madurai G.S Mani, Radha and Jayalakshmi, Sanjay Subramaniam, T.M Krishna, Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Sudha Raghunathan, P. Unnikrishnan - to name only a few who have perfomed at the Society's stage.

Percussionist stalwarts like T.R Mahalingam, Sikkil Sisters, T. Chowdiah, Kumbakonam Rajamanickam, Prof. T.N Krishnan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, M.S Gopalakrishnan, Kanyakumari, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Chalakkudi N.S Narayanaswami, Palghat Mani Iyer, Palghat Raghu, Palani Subramanian Pillai, Mavelikkara Krishnan Kutty Nair, Velukkutty Nair, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Karaikkudi Mani, T.K Murthy, Velloor Ramabhadran, Sreemushanam Raja Rao and Trichi Sankaran have perfomed here. So also Emani Sankara Sastry, Chitti Babu, S. Balachander, K.S Narayanaswami, Gayathri, T.S Vilwadri Iyer, Vikku Vinayakaram, Alamgudi Ramachandran, Rajarathinam Pillai, Sheikh Chinnamoulana Saheb, Namagiripettai Krishnan, Thiruvizha Jayasankar, A.K.C Natarajan, Kadri Gopalnath, Mandolin Srinivas, Valayappatti Subramaniam and Ravikiran have given their concerts under the Society's auspices.

In the early years the Society had experimented with other cultural activities like stage plays, Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and even its members had rehearsed and staged plays. If only there were facilities for recording it's activities both by audio and visual media, it would have provided excellent archival material for researchers. All these could be achieved because of the enthusiasm and dedication of some of the prominent citizens of Palakkad who enriched this cultural tradition. Some of them are no more with us, but they still inspire the present generation of music lovers.

Advocate P.R Swamy Iyer of Alathur was the Founder President of the Society. Adv. K.V Krishnankutty Nair of Palakkad and Sri P.S Lakshminarayana Iyer of Pallipuram of Palakkad were the Secretaries. All of them and also Adv. K.C Unni Nair have played major roles in bringing up this institution to its present level.

 

PATRONS: R.S Gopalakrishnan           : Ramanathapuram , Palakkad- 678001
C.G.S Mani                           : Chathapuram Village, Kalpathy- 68003
Y.Subash Menon                   : Subex LTD, Banglore
President P.Jayapala Menon           : Court Road, Chittur, Palakad - 678101
Secretary P.N Subbaraman                   : "Kunjamma", Sriram Colony, Manalamantha, Palakkad-678011
Vice-President K.K Raman                : 7/522, Srivalsam, Tharekkad Village, Palakkad -678001
Vice-President C. Somasekharan                 : Supriya, N.S.C Bose Road, Palakkad- 678001
Joint Secretary E.M Krishnan Namboodiri : "Aarabhi", 1/171, Kalpathy, Palakkad-678003
Treasurer V. Raveendranath                  : "Prasanthi", Tharekkad Village,Palakkad-678001
Members Adv T.R Raja Gopalan                        : Sriram Nivas, Kunnathurmedu, Palakkad-678013
P.Parameswaran                  : 388, Chandranagar Extn., Palakkad - 678007
 K. Ganapathy                       : flat No. 14, Aparna Apartment, Ambilapuram, Palakad -678011
P.K Narayanan                      : 11-1E, Press Club Road , Palakkad - 678001
Prabhakar Ottur                   : "Priyasathi", Behind Civil Station, Palakkad-678001
H.Mubarak                             : 16/551(5),Lovely Garden, Chirakkad Road, Kunnathurmedu,
Palakkad-678013
  A. Narayanan Namboodiri Ayril Mana, Chirakkad, Kunnathurmedu, Palakkad-678013
E.Somapalan                         : "Sudarma" 23/371, Palayarpet, Palakkad-678001
  G. Sreedharan Master 29/26, East Yakkara, Near Manapullikavu, Palakkad-678013
Clerk Subramanian P.S Payyalore Village, Kollengode, Palakkad. 678506

APPEAL

We have constructed the present building at a cost of Rs. 50 lakhs.Our proposal is to raise it to a five storeyed Cultural Complex. The estimated cost is Rs 1.5 crores. We are earnestly trying for a National Grant.

At present we have a huge bank liability to be repaid.

Our proposals to repay loans :
  1. Individuals or Institutions giving a donation of Rs. 1 lakh will be made patrons and their names will be prominently displayed in the auditorium.
  2. For donations of Rs 25,000/- & above a granite plaque of the size of 2'x1' will be prominently fixed in the auditorium with the inscription as suggested by the donor. It can also be in the memory of any deceased person in the family of donor. A photo of the size of 1'x'1 will also be displayed.
  3. The names of persons donating Rs. 10,000/- and above will be displayed in a board to be placed in the auditorium.

          All Payments to be in favour of "Palghat Fine Arts Society"

Bank     : Indian Overseas Bank,G.B Road,Palakad-678001
A/c No : 00680100017173

 

 

 

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