Every individual is unique and possesses a certain special talent. To express his talent and take it to greater height, the individual required ample opportunity, facility and encouragement. The department of Art & Culture strives to identify talents of the students and also induce them to participate in the extracurricular activities and thus boost up Art, Literature and Culture in the College.

70th Independence Day Celebrations

The 70th celebration of our Independence Day was viewed with joy and pride by the staff and students of the Sahyadri Educational Institution. Mr. Joy Devasia, Vice President & Center Head (Mangaluru), Mphasis, an HP Company, the Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride in their hearts.

Mr. Devasia is working with Mphasis, an HP Company for almost 14 years now with a total experience of 20 + years. He is responsible for Profit & loss, Service delivery, client relationship, contract management, business development and site administration at the Organization.

Mr. Devasia in his 70th Independence Day Speech appreciated Sahyadri for providing Human resources for Mphasis, an HP Company. He urged the gathering to remember our forefathers on the occasion of Independence Day celebration who strived relentlessly, in spite of knowing the fact that they would not be able to witness the joy of Independence. He reminded us of the concept; our forefathers gave us that we are the flag bearers of our nation and we should uphold it proudly at all situations. He also stated that people outside India will not remember us by our name but will always remember that they met an Indian and these concepts should be passed on to the next generation as well.

Mr. Devasia introduced the Student Council Members of the academic year 2016-17, also the Achievers in Sports and Culture were felicitated on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day.

After the hoisting of the national flag, the students and staff showcased their talent in a cultural programme on the Independence Day celebrations in the Campus.


Sinchana 2016 Sprinkle of Talents, a cultural extravaganza had been celebrated in the campus on Sunday, 6th November. Mr. Jagannatha Chowta, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation and Governing Council Member of the college inaugurated the programme by beating drums. Addressing the audience he said art and culture is important for every individual in order to shed away negativity and recoup good energy which forms as a driving force for our daily work. He gave a call to the students to make use of the platform to exhibit their talents. He narrated a story to emphasize on the importance of empathy to others and the society. Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, presided over the function and in his presidential remark, urged the students to effectively utilize the opportunity. Prof. Balakrishna S S, Vice Principal, welcomed the gathering and Ms. Varsha rendered the Vote of Thanks. Mr. Chinmay Bharan, Council Head for Art & Culture, Mr. Naveen Pilar, Head of the Department of Art and Culture were present on the dais.

Various competitions like solo and group classical, filmy and western songs, solo and group classical and non classical dance, Sketching, Face painting, Photography, Variety and other competitions were conducted at various venues of Sahyadri. The events were judged by renowned persons in the respective field.

In the concluding ceremony, Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman and Mr. Devadas Hegde, Trustee, Bhandary Foundation delivered prizes to the winners. Prof. Umashankar, Dean Academics and Prof. Balakrishna, Vice Principal were present on the dais. The Department of Computer Science has emerged as the overall Champions by scoring highest points.

Musical Concert at Sahyadri in association with SPIC MACAY

In association with SPIC MACAY, Mangaluru Chapter, Pt. Pushparaj Koshti gave a Sitar and Surbahar Musical Concert in Sahyadri, mesmerizing the audience with his musical flavour and unique creativity in the art. The future musicians of Sahyadri were deeply touched by the soothing rhythm and the audience greatly appreciated the concert and the finesse of the sitar & Sur Bahar.

Pt. Pushparaj Koshti is a renowned player of Sitar and the Surbahar and a leading exponent of the Dhrupad style. His first Sitar teacher was his father, the Late. Ramlal Koshti. Pt. Pushparaj Koshti is an A grade artist of All India Radio and has appeared throughout India and across Europe, including a stint as a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory, the continent's leading institution in the field of World Music Education. He was accompanied by Vid. Vivekanand Karungale on Tabla.

SPIC MACAY is an affirmation of the need to conserve and promote an awareness of the rich cultural tapestry of India among the youth, through focus on the classical arts with its rituals, mythology and philosophy and to facilitate an appreciation of their deeper values. The movement is educational in spirit and character and locates itself in educational institutions.