Somaiya Vidhyavihar known to imbibe true spirit of Indian ethos and culture amongst its students, has yet again added a culturally significant art form '‘Kalaripayattu’ an age-old physical cum-martial art of Kerala, to its banquet of educational offerings. Somaiya Vidhyavihar offers a 3 years certificate course under the guidance of veteran Belraj Soni, known for his dedication and excellence to the martial art.
The admission for this certificate course starts from October 1, 2012 at the Somaiya Vidhyavihar institute and would form a part of their vocational course. ‘Kalaripayattu’ is a graceful form of martial art that combines sword combat techniques, graceful plunges and majestic moves.
There is no other ancient martial practice in the country to compete with its training system and application techniques, compiled by the great gurus of Masters of the land. It is a rare combination of martial training, physical culture, self-defense practice and physiotherapic treatment. It also has a high reputation as an art with highly developed body language and expression.
Speaking on the inclusion of ‘Kalaripayattu’ in the vocational courses Sundarrajan , Manager Students Academic Affairs Somaiya Vidyavihar said " We are extremely glad to be able to provide this certificate course to enthusiasts, who want to try something different, especially the art from that originated from the soil of India.
The knowledge of ‘Kalaripayattu’ teaches the disciple discipline, dedication and devotion, all of which have outmost significance to excel in any corporate field in today's time. I wish all the students who want to learn the ancient art form the very best and hope that this effort by Somaiya to bring in cultural enlighten along with modern education bring out a much informed citizens of India."
Speaking on the course Mr Belraj Soni, instructor and guru for Kalaripayattu certificate course in Somaiya Said " we are extremely pleased at the efforts the institute is taking to preserve and popularize such an ancient art form. Kalaripayattu lies in the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Dhanurveda and Yoga.
The main elements of Kalarippayattu include training in physical culture, armed and unnamed combat, breath control, higher forms of meditation and specific classes of treatments. It also helps to improve blood circulation, muscle functions, self confidence, mental agility, and physical fitness to achieve self reliance. I sincerely hope that more and more students take up to this dynamic art form."
The course of Kalaripayattu will be conducted in Somaiya Vidyavihar by talented artist and trainer Belraj Soni, this 3 years course will be held for three days in a week at the college campus.