Soyus Arts Library and Reading room, Kadavanthra, Ernakulam

The Library has been functioning in Kadavanthra for the last four decades, catering to socio-cultural needs of the people thereby promoting cultural development of the society since 1983. CSL supported the centre for renovation and modification on recognizing the opportunities created by the library for learning and education.

On 8th September 2020, Shri. Sambath Kumar P N, AGM (CSR & Admn) CSL, inaugurated the library in the presence of Prof. D. Salim Kumar, Secretary and Shri. N C Jayachandran, President of the library.

CSL provide continuous support to libraries in recognition of their role as gateways to knowledge and culture, shaping new ideas and perspectives that are central to a creative and innovative society.

Cochin Shipyard Limited Supports Tripunithura Kathakali Kendram for Rasaranjanam Project

Rasaranjanam a 4 days long programme which includes performances, demonstrations, seminars, cholliyattom etc., covering all aspects of Kathakali. Young artists are selected to perform in this event to showcase their talent in front of an elite crowd. This program act as a talent hunt for various clubs and committees. With the objective of bringing people close to the art form by leading them to the basics of this highly stylized art form lec-dems to be effectively conducted. The young artists are being empowered by providing better opportunities and new arenas in this programme. Being an innovative entertainment art form in the field of Kathakali it helps to attract the common public and arouse interest in them towards this art.

In order to promote this traditional art form CSL supported the Tripunithura Kathakali Kendram for their Rasaranjanam project. The innovative project by the agency will definitely look forward to attract young artist in the field of Kathakali. The event conducted from 19-22 September 2019 at Kalikotta Palace, Tripunithara.

Test Cochin Shipyard Maritime Art Centre Dedicated to Gothuruth Islanders

Chavittunatakam, a typical performing art originated in the coastal belt of Kerala as a fishermen community art, is in the way of extinction. Gothuruth, a fishermen island in Ernakulam district was notorious in the past for its social evil practice of alcoholism and related issues among the bread earners of the village. But the island became famous as the cradle of Chavittunatakam, (a group action packed musical drama performance basically written on Biblical stories) because of the active involvement of the enlightened members of the civil society and with the ardent support of the local catholic church. With the emergence of many performing artists and the support that it received, the distorted social face of this village got transformed to a well accepted group bringing pride in their lives..

n order to revive this traditional performing art and to ensure the livelihood support of many a fisherman in the area, the Sports and Arts Club (SAC) backed by the local parish approached CSL seeking financial support for ‘Construction of a Permanent Stage for performing Chavittunatakam at Gothuruth.

CSL CSR Board Level Meeting on 21st July, 2014 discussed the project in detail and having found that Chavittunatakam, being one of the traditional performing art form practiced by the fishermen folk of Kerala needs to be revived with CSR support as envisaged under CSR Rules. This being a fit case for support under “revival of traditional arts and Culture’ the Board extended financial support to the tune of Rs.25.00 Lakhs.

After the agreement, SAC made all efforts to accomplish the construction work of the stage with all the latest facilities required for performing the ‘art’, under the supervision and guidance of CSL.

A unique, Shakespearian model stage for the Chavittunatakam, was ready for inauguration on 15th February, 2017. In a glittering function at Gothuruth , the inauguration of the stage was done by none other than the super Mega Star of Malayalam, Padmashree Bharat Mammooty. The function was attended by thousands of art loving people of the area along with the CSL representatives including members of different unions/organizations/federations. The General Manager (IR & Admn) gave the key note address on the occasion and highlighted various CSR initiatives of CSL. He also appreciated the efforts of SAC for their efforts to revive the traditional art. The organizers and other dignitaries appreciated CSL for its generous support for such innovative initiatives. The inaugural function was concluded with two Chavittunatakams performed by children of two selected schools.

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