|Sree Rama Varma coll. of music and performing arts, Thrissur, Kerala Music School en.wikipedia.org|
19 July 1910 by Rama Varma XV, Maharajah of Cochin. Earlier, the purpose of this school was to train women of Cochin Royal Family in Indian classical music with special reference to Carnatic music with talented music teachers. When taken over by the government, it came under the Government Model Girls’ Higher Secondary School. In July 2010, the school celebrated its anniversary.
Several years ago, the Kerala government had a plan to close down this school citing that there are better facilities for higher studies of music elsewhere in the state than here. In 2012, it faced near closure. The arbitrary decision taken by the government invited large protests from social activists, politicians, music director of Malayalam films besides a number of musicians, art-cultural-social activists. The strike/darna was held under the leadership of Prof. K.B.Unnithan with support from Vidhyadharan Master, the famous music director of Malayalam films. The students and patrons of the school played no less role in the strike against the termination of this old music school. A memorandum was submitted to CM Oommen Chandy regarding SRV music school termination.
Later, as usual the government put the memorandum in the back burner and did not take any step to continue the music school. Subsequently several memoranda were are submitted to the members of Kerala State Assembly, including chief minister Oommen Chandy, education minister P. K. Abdu Rabb, and other ministers of Kerala, members of Parliament. One Sathish Kalathil, the trust chairman worked hard to keep the music school alive. After sustained efforts, this issue of upgrading the school as a college, was discussed in the Assembly and the Education Minister had promised to look into this matter. Finally, a commission was appointed by the government under the direction of
Prof. M. Balasubrahmanyam. Based on the report by the commission, the termination of S.R.V Music School was withdrawn and the school was upgraded as a music college.
|SRV coll. of music and perf. arts, Thrissur, keralaen.wikipedia.org|
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