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...