Moodbidri’s Alva’s College students will get the opportunity to perform in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Delhi Karnataka Sangha’s Amrit Mahostav festivities (DKS). On February 25, the “Alva’s Sanskritika Vaibhava” group will present a performance for 200 students, commencing at the school, PU, undergraduate (UG), and postgraduate (PG) levels. On the occasion of its 75th jubilee festivities, which get underway on February 25, DKS will organise a two-day event.
According to managing trustee Vivek Alva of the Alva’s Education Foundation, this is the first time that pupils from the school have had the chance to perform for the prime minister. The ensemble will perform in front of the prime minister on February 25 for ten minutes. The group will perform a lion dance and a Kathak adaptation of Vande Mataram. Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister, and other state ministers will also be present at the event. The ensemble will perform ethnic dances including Banjara dance, Dandiya, Yakshagana, and stick dance in the evening in addition to classical dances like Bharatanatyam and Kathakali.
Mallakhamba will be performed by students from the Kannada-medium school in Alva. The troupe practises for about three hours each day. 70% of students, according to a college representative, will go by train, with the remaining pupils flying. The group is made up of college students who were accepted as part of the institution’s adoption programme and who are given free instruction, housing, and training. 400 members of the college’s dedicated group put on a nearly three-hour cultural show. DKS is a nationwide platform for showcasing Karnataka’s cultural heritage.