(Saturday, 14th October 2017)
NSS unit of the College, Edathala, conducted Varayalivu, a caricature fest coinciding with World Palliative Care Day. Ten cartoonists from around the state assembled on Rainbow Bridge at Marine Drive and drew the caricatures of hundreds of people who were eager to join the noble mission. Foreign tourists and migrant labourers were there among who participated. The money thus collected will be contributed to children suffering from cancer who is undergoing treatment at Govt. General Hospital, Ernakulam. The event was inaugurated by assistant collector IshaPriya on Saturday evening. While lauding the effort of students to comfort ailing children, she stressed on a larger support system by youngsters to provide long-term care to people with debilitating diseases. Kerala cartoon academy vicepresident Ibrahim Badusha, executive member BasheerKeezhissery, Madhu S, ShajiSeethathode, Jyothi Prince, Jinesh Kumar, Joe P.K, T.J. Jayaraj, Shinilal, O.Sankar and Hassan Moovatupuzha participated in the event and drew caricatures. “It is a unique opportunity to be committed to the society through the medium of art and we were really happy to do it without any financial benefit,” said Mr Keezhisseri. The programme was attended by Thanal paraplegic convenor Rajeev Palluruthi. Dr Anita Nair, Principal, AlAmeen College, Prof.Shahanoor Begum, NSS programme co-ordinator, Prof. Abdul Hakkeem, former NSS Programme coordinator and student volunteers participated.