Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation organizes
Margazhi Bala Utsavam
Registrations: 16th Nov 2017 to 10th Jan 2018
Competitions: 17th to 28th January 2018

Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrates MARGAZHI BALA UTSAVAM
(16th Year “Mylapore” Festival of tradition & culture for children & youth)
 
Kindly read the Rules & Regulations of the event furnished below thoroughly & completely and abide by the same. Those who do not adhere to the norms of the event will not be entertained.
 
*TRADITIONAL ATTIRE (Dress Code of the Foundation mentioned below) is compulsory for all participants, parents, children & rasikas during REGISTRATION, COMPETITIONS AND PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION.
 
*Traditional Attire (Dress Code of the Foundation)
 
(Participants, Parents, Children & Rasikas - Guests / Invitees / Relatives / Friends / Public)
Boys: Only Kurtha, Pyjama (No fancy pants, jeans, cargos, t. shirt, dhoti, shirt)
Girls: upto 13 years – Paavaadai, Chokka. 14 years & above – paavaadai, dhaavani, saree.
Men:  Kurtha, pyjama, dhoti, pant, shirt (no fancy jeans, cargos, t. shirt)
Women:  Only in Saree. (No sleeveless blouse for girls & women)
Common for all girls - Hair style: single plait (no loose hair). No fancy bindhis.
Pottu – Only in red colour / Min. Size: 8mm round or thilakam.
 
Registration at Foundation premises
New No.5, Old No.3, (first floor), Third Trust Link Street, Mandavelipakkam, Chennai 600028
(Near Santhome High Road ICICI Bank & Sub-Registrar Office)
Mobile: 9382698811
 
Registrations from 16th November 2017 to 10th January 2018. (No online registrations)
Time: 10am to 12noon & 5pm to 7pm
During week ends & public holidays - Walk-in at the above mentioned timings.
During week days - call & come with prior intimation. Contact: 9382698811

Parents & participants must come in person, strictly adhering to *Traditional Attire  (Dress Code of the Foundation mentioned above) during registration, competitions and prize distribution function.
A PARTICIPANT MUST TAKE PART IN MINIMUM OF 2 COMPETITIONS (COMPULSORY) excluding Participation Segment.
 
ONCE REGISTERED FOR A COMPETITION, IT WILL NOT BE CHANGED / ALTERED / CANCELLED.
 
Registration Fee of Rs. 100 is charged for each Competition & Participatory Segment.
Plus Rs. 100 towards 2 photos (Solo & Group) - Mandatory for each participant, taken by the Foundation during prize distribution function.
Photograph will be posted on Our Blog / Facebook. Hard copy will not be given.

Photography / Videography – Camera / Handycam by the parents & rasikas are strictly prohibited inside the auditorium, during competitions & prize distribution.
 
Competition dates: 17th to 28th January, 2018. (subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances)
Prize Distribution Function: 1st to 5th February 2018.
 
Levels
 
Kids Section: Pre.KG, LKG
 
All Levels:-
Sub. Junior: Sec. A – UKG, I Std. & Sec. B – II, III Std
Junior: Sec. A – IV, V Std. & Sec. B – VI, VII Std
Senior: Sec. A – VIII, IX, X Std. & Sec. B – XI to UG
 
The nature of the festival is of Two Categories – Competition & Participation.
 
Competitions
 
Kids Section – 9 Competitions
Competitions cannot be witnessed by the parents & rasikas
 
- Paapaa Bharatham: Max. 3mins. (Any Language Song)
Participant must bring only 1 song in 1 Audio CD / Pen drive for the performance.
Multiple tracks CD will not be entertained. Video DVD / VCD not allowed.
Audio system will be provided. Paavaadai chokka, jewellery, make-up mandatory.
- Bhajan: Max. 3mins. Any language – Bhajan. No film song.
- Thirupaavai: Max. 3mins. (Only 1 song of your choice / Must Sing).
- Flower Kolam: Max. 30mins. Use chalk piece for outline & fill with real flowers, leaves. No props. (Size 1ft X 1ft Box) Bring all materials.
- Flower Vase: Max. 30mins. Bring pot (any size/shape/material) & artificial/real flowers, leaves, twigs etc. Only 1 Flower Vase to be done within the given time. No pre-fabrication.
- Painting: Max. 30mins. (Only Colouring) Bring Colour Pencils / Crayons to fill colours in an outline drawing given by us.
- Rhymes (English Rhymes): Max. 3mins. No props.
- Story Telling (English): Max. 3mins. Topic given below. No props.
- Fancy Dress (English): Max. 2mins. Topic given below. Props allowed, no backdrops.
 
All Levels – 20 Competitions
Competitions cannot be witnessed by the parents & rasikas
 
Category 1 – Performing Arts:
- Bharatanatyam: Max. 3mins. (Any language song), No Alarippu, Jatiswaram & Varnam.
Proper Bharatanatyam costume, jewelry, salangai and make-up mandatory.
- Semi Classical Dance: Max. 3mins. (Any language song), must perform a semi classical genre along with a prop. Authentic costume, jewelry and make-up mandatory according to the dance form.
For both Dance Competitions:
Participant must bring only 1 song in 1 Audio CD / Pen drive for the performance.
Multiple Tracks CD will not be entertained. Video DVD / VCD not allowed.
Audio system will be provided.
-Keerthanai: Max. 3mins. Any language Keerthanai / Any composer. (Only 1 song of your choice).
-Bhajan: Max. 3mins. Any language Bhajan. No film song. (Only 1 song of your choice).
-Slokam: Max. 3mins. Any Slokam. (Only 1 Slokam of your choice).
-Thirupaavai: Max. 3mins. (Only 1 song of your choice / Must sing).
-Thiruvempaavai: Max. 3mins. (Only 1 song of your choice / Must sing).
Participants must bring their own Sruti Box with batteries for all vocal music competitions.
-Instrumental Music: Max. 3mins. (Any instrument / Any language song / Classical -  Devotional)
No film song. Bring Keyboard with batteries.

Category 2 – Fine Arts:
- Podi Kolam: Max. 30mins. Use white kolam powder and kaavi. No props. (Size 2ft X 2ft Box) Bring all materials.
- Flower Kolam: Max. 1Hr. Use chalk piece for outline & fill with real flowers, leaves. No props. (Size 2ft X 2ft Box) Bring all materials.
- Flower Vase: Max. 30mins. Bring pot (any size/shape/material) & artificial/real flowers, leaves, twigs etc. Only 1 Flower pot to be done within the given time. No pre-fabrication.
- Veggie & Fruity Design: Max. 30mins. (No knife & scissor). Bring vegetables, fruits & relevant materials. Minimum 1 item must be made within the given time. No pre-fabricated materials allowed.
- Painting: Max. 1½ Hrs. Topic given below.
Chart alone will be provided by us. (Chart Size 12” x 16”). Bring all other materials.
Can use colour pencils / crayons / water / poster colours / oil pastel / sketch pens.
- Craft Work: Max. 1½ Hrs. Topic given below. (Use only eco friendly products). Bring all materials. Only 1 item must be made within the given time. No pre-fabricated materials allowed.
 
Category 3 – Academic Arts:
- Hand Writing (English): Max. 30mins. Content & ruled paper will be provided.
Sub. Junior – Sec.A – 4 line Paper. Bring writing pad, pencil.
Sub. Junior – Sec.B / Junior / Senior – pen & paper. bring writing pad, pencil, pen etc.
- Essay Writing (English): Max. 1Hr. Topic given below.
Min. 250 words. Ruled Paper alone will be provided. Bring writing pad, pencil, pen etc.
- Oratory (English): Max. 3mins. Topic given below. No Props.
- Word Puzzle (English): Max. 15mins. Topic given below. Content & paper will be provided. Bring writing pad, pencil, pen etc.
Max. 10 Puzzles to be completed & the early bird with maximum correct answers wins.
- Story Telling (English): Max. 3mins. Topic given below. No props.   
- Fancy Dress (English): Max. 2mins. Topic given below. Props allowed, no backdrops.
 
Common Theme: “Festivals of India” for the Competitions – Painting, Craft Work, Essay Writing, Oratory, Word  Puzzle, Story Telling, Fancy Dress.
 
Participatory Segment: Can be witnessed by the parents & rasikas
 
Bakthi Maalai – Solo - Max. 3mins. / Group - Max. 5mins. (Kids / All levels - An exposure to talk / recite / sing / enact in any language).
 
Prizes
Certificates & Medals for Participants, Certificates & Prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Consolation Prize Winners.
 
Special Prizes (Conditions apply*): Certificate & Memento for Special Prize Winners.

Kids Section:
Talent Prize: Enroll in 6 Competitions & win in Min. 3 Competitions within First 3 Prize levels.
Proficiency Prize: Enroll in All 9 Competitions & Win in All 9 Competitions (Min. of 6 Prizes within First 3 Prize levels & 3 Consolation Prizes).
 
All levels:
Talent Prize: Enroll in any 6 Competitions & Win in min. 3 Competitions within First 3 Prize levels.
Proficiency Prize: Enroll in min. 12 Competitions from All 3 Categories & win in min. 9 Competitions (min. of 6 Prizes within First 3 Prize levels & min. 3 Consolation Prizes).
Multi Talent Prize: Enroll in min. 9 Competitions with min. 3 under each Category & win in min. 6 Competitions (min. of 2 Prizes from each Category within First 3 Prize levels).
Outstanding Prize: Enroll in All Competitions & win in All Competitions within First 3 Prize levels.
 
Rolling Trophy (Conditions apply*)
 
A Gold-Coated Rolling Trophy “Swarna Kalas”- Golden Kalasam in the name of our Grandmother & Patron late “Smt. R. NAGAMMAL”, is awarded to the institution for large participation. (Above 100 Registrations). Conditions apply*

Special Announcement
Golden Opportunity for Dance & Music Participants (Junior & Senior Levels)
1) To perform in “KALA POSHAKAM” (A free platform)
2) To compete for “TITLE & AWARD”
 
Criteria:
 
1) To perform in “KALA POSHAKAM”:
The winners of Bharatanatyam, Semi Classical Dance, Keerthanai & Bhajan Competitions in “Margazhi Bala Utsavam” 2018 & The Winners of Bharatanatyam, Naattupura Nadanam, Keerthanai & Naattupura Paadal Competitions in “Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha” 2018 shall be given an opportunity to perform in Our Monthly Concert “Kala Poshakam” (A free platform to showcase your talent).
*Conditions apply.
 
2) To compete for “TITLE & AWARD”:
The winners of Dance & Music Competitions of “Margazhi Bala Utsavam” & “Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha” (for 2 consecutive years) & who have performed in “Kala Poshakam”, “Bala Vidhwan Bavani” & “Mottamaadi Nilaa Cutchery” programmes are alone eligible to Compete for a “Title & Award”. 
*Conditions apply.
 
Competition Dates & Venues
17th to 28th January 2018 (subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances)
 
Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th January 2018 (evenings)
Time:  5.30pm to 7.30pm  Venue: Foundation Premises.
Dates: Sunday 21st January 2018 (full day)
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm / 3.30pm to 7.30pm / Venue: Foundation premises.
Address: New No.5, Old No.3, (First Floor), Third Trust Link Street, Mandavelipakkam, Chennai 600028. (Near Santhome High Road ICICI Bank & Sub-Registrar Office).

Saturday 27th January 2018 (evening)
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm  / Venue: Vivekananda Hall (AC)
P. S. Hr. Sec. School Premises, R.K. Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004. (Opp. Ramakrishna Mutt)

Sunday 28th January 2018 (full day)
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm / 3.30pm to 7.30pm  / Venue: Centenary Hall
P. S. Hr. Sec. School Premises, R.K. Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai  600004. (Opp. Ramakrishna Mutt)

Time schedule, important instructions, roll numbers, will be posted on Our Blog on Saturday, 13th  January  2018.
 
Prize Distribution Function from 1st to 5th February 2018 (evening)
At: Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall (AC), Alwarpet, Chennai 600018
 
Prize Distribution schedule will be posted on Our Blog on Wednesday, 17th January 2018.

The children who participate in the 16th Year “Margazhi Bala Utsavam” 2018 are alone eligible to receive their Participation Certificate / Medals / Prizes.
During the Prize Distribution, only the participant must come in person to receive it on stage.
Parents / Representatives cannot receive it.
*TRADITIONAL ATTIRE (Dress Code of the Foundation mentioned above) is compulsory
for all participants, parents, children & rasikas during Prize Distribution.
 
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