Women Empowerment

Empowering women economically, making them self dependent, fulfilling their needs without depending on the male breadwinners of their families is the main objective for the formation of Mohanam women’s group. Known as Mohanam Malargal House, it was started on...

Mohanam Performing Arts Youth Group

Mohanam firmly believes that young people play a significant role in addressing social issues and that a space should be provided for self-expression among them. We see art and cultural expression as a key medium for promoting the positive impact youth have on the...

The group’s programs

The group through their arts and culture activities not only preserves the original culture but also raises awareness about social issues like HIV/AIDS, health, labor and employment, indigenous rights, sustainable development and agriculture, peace building, human...

Promotion of diversity / Cultural Activities

The center has identified some of the last living exponents, elders and resource people of the communities in performing and martial arts, festival customs and crafts. The idea is to document their skills and techniques and expose selected youth to workshops and...

Dance and Music

The folk dances offered by Mohanam are Kummi, Karagaatam and Kolaattam. Kummi is an ancient Tamil folk dance of the villages of Tamil Nadu. Karagaattam is the most popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu. Traditionally, the villagers perform this folk dance in praise of the...

Martial Arts

Silambam is a traditional stick martial art which has been in existence for over 5000 years, even before the arrival of the Indo-Aryans. Silambam is said to be the oldest in the world since the use of the stick was the first weapon used in pre-historic times. It...

Theatre

Therukoothu , the Theatre art of Tamilnadu, is usually conducted during village festivals where three or four streets meet; in open air, the place being lit by gas lights. Only men take part; the female roles also played by them. The performance consists of story...

Cultural Activities

The center has identified some of the last living exponents, elders and resource people of the communities in performing and martial arts, festival customs and crafts. The idea is to document their skills and techniques and expose selected youth to workshops and...

Performing Arts

Mohanam Performing Arts Youth Group Mohanam firmly believes that young people play a significant role in addressing social issues and that a space should be provided for self-expression among them. We see art and cultural expression as a key medium for promoting the...

womens group

Empowering women economically, making them self dependent, fulfilling their needs without depending on the male breadwinners of their families is the main objective for the formation of Mohanam women’s group. Known as Mohanam Malargal House, it was started on...