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CEVA celebrates Onam with Senior Citizens

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” (Tia Walker)


Onam, the festival of prosperity and unity is celebrated all over Kerala to cherish the rich heritage of Kerala history – an era of prosperity and goodness. Cyriac Elias Voluntary Association (CEVA) celebrated Onam “POOVILI 2015” with our Grandpas and Grandmas (Pranaamam Group). The event was inaugurated by Cine Artist Capt. Raju on August 19, 2015 at CEVA Bhavan. CEVA Vice-President Rev. Fr. Jose Thachil presided over the function.  Deputy Mayor of Cochin Smt. B. Bhadra and Janapaksham General Convenor Mr. Benny Joseph were special guests. CEVA Secretary Rev. Fr. Jince Padinjareyil, Rotary Club of Cochin Queen City President Rtn. Jijo Palathingal, Charava Cultural Centre Director Rev. Fr. Roby Kannanchira, Living Faith Channel Director Rev. Fr. Jaison Puttanal and CEVA Project Officer, Mr. Sinoj Xavier addressed the gathering. Various cultural programmes by the senior citizens of Pranaamam group were the highlight of the celebrations.

The programmes include:Pranaamam-ONAM

  1. Kaikottikali
  2. Vanchipattu
  3. Onapattu
  4. Nadanpattu
  5. Solo performances
  6. Cinematic Dance

The Performances of Pranaamam group members proved that their “Age is only a number”. The Onam was celebrated with joy & enthusiasm, which helped us to give wings to the oldies of the society to fly high. The elderly were appreciated & honoured in the programme. We succeeded to keep their heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly cheerful & reverent.

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