About Bharat Bhavan
Bharat Bhavan is a Cultural Institution established in 1984, under Department of Culture, Government of Kerala. Being an Official Art and Cultural Centre of the State, Bharat Bhavan is in its venture to bring about National and International Cultural exchange in accordance with Kerala’s cultural heritage. The institution is also successful in ensuring a symbiosis between the different languages, cultures and art forms throughout the different States in India.
In the last 5 years Bharat Bhavan was successful in co-ordinating the various traditional art forms in Kerala and presenting it in other Indian States and outside the Country. The successful mission, which holds a mirror up to Kerala’s cultural heritage was lead by the Chairman and the Honourable Minister for Culture, Fisheries and Youth Affairs Shri. Saji Cheriyan.
The Bharat Bhavan Member Secretary Shri. Pramod Payyanur and other administrative committee members efficiently did their rolls which in turn resulted in gaining wide acclaim and popularity. With its dedicated service to the society, Bharat Bhavan is celebrating 35th year of its establishment.
Bharat Bhavan has organised several programmes of rich variety including cultural festivals in different states. Organic farm theatre or ‘Theatrum Farme’ is an initiative of Bharat Bhavan, Which integrates farming especially organic farming with Kerala’s Cultural ethos and art forms. It co-mingles folk art forms like folk songs, dance, drama and other oral and visual traditions with the praxis of agriculture.
It has also conducted innovative programs based on progressive ideologies during special occasions such as Onam, Republic day, Independence day, Constitutional day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Children’s day, International Drama day, New year day, formation of Kerala State day etc. The joint venture programs with Alliance De Francaise under Embassy of France, Russian Cultural Centre under Embassy of Russia, South Zone Cultural Centre (under Ministry of Culture, Government of India), Indain Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India. Kerala Chalachithra Academy, Kerala State Youth Welfare Board, Norka and Tourism Department has gained wide applause from the public. The international Poetry Fest, Malabar Cultural Heritage Fest, Sangamotsav (Multi Lingual Fest), International Mime Fest, Monsoon Fest, Indian Village Fest, Dance Fest, Weekly Screening world famous movies, Memoirs of Gandhiji, Rabindra Natha Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and Giethoorn to Kerala – Dutch Kerala Cultural Programme, Padmavibhushan Dr. Kapila Vatsyayanan Indian Classical Dance Festival are some of the other prestigious Programmes organised by Bharat Bhavan.
With Cultural Atlas, Theatrum Farme, Theatre Therappy Bharat Bhavan marked its legacy forever.
With is dedicated service to the society, Bharat Bhavan has gained the position of one of the major cultural exchange Institution in the country.