literature will ever be thankful to Kairali TV for the
bold step taken to air a reality show in poetry, where
the bygone generation of great poets as well as poets of
the present generation are remembered. It is wonderful
to watch young people, mostly students recite the poems
with an ease and expression of emotion that we can rest
assured that our language is in safe hands. The producer
is Sumith Nath and script
of the program is done by Dr. Mini Nair. The
proprietors of Sreedhariyam Sumangala deserve praise for
sponsoring the 'Mampazham'.
would have loved to give more details of this program,
we are at present restricted in space to give only those
of Mahakavi Edasseri Govindan Nair, whose seven poems
have been rendered in Mampazham. The contestants who
have recited Edasseri Poems are:
- 'Karutha Chettichikal'
- 'Vayalinte Chithrakaran'
- 'Kavile Pattu'.
- 'Kuttippuram Palam'
Jayapriya - 'Hanumatseva
on behalf of the readers, who love Edasseri poems,
congratulate all these children on their superb
performance and wish success in their efforts. We are
thankful to the Jury, Sri. K. Jayakumar, I.A.S., Smt. Sugathakumari, Sri. Kavalam Sreekumar, N. Prabha Varma,
Rajeevan, Sri. Madhusoodanan Nair, Sri. Manampur Rajanbabu, Alankode
Leelakrishnan, Smt. Rosemary, and Murukan Kattakkada, who
themselves are well-known poets of our time, take
extreme pains to impart knowledge about poetry to these
young minds, and to the millions who watch Kairali TV
program 'Mampazham'. The orchestra is doing a good
job of catching up with the recitation, although it is a
Edasseri Smaraka Samithi, Ponani