Bala Utsavam - 2007
Trio' of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrated the Fifth
Margazhi Bala Utsavam, an exclusive five day Children's Festival on 20th,
21st, 26th, 27th and 28th Jan. 2007, at RK Swami Auditorium, Mylapore,
Chennai. There were totally 20 events (competitions and participation)
including a special Culture Quiz for Mother and Child, Mehandi apart from
classical dance, music and other arts. About 920 children from 2 to 23
years of age took part in this festival.
of this Utsav was the Special Brahmam Award Function on Friday, 26th Jan.
2007. Chief guest Leela Shekar, Chairperson of International Dance Alliance,
Chennai, conferred the Bushan, Vibushan and Brahmam Awards and spoke on
the importance of cultural values and dress code among children and parents.
She also blessed the 'Mylapore Trio' in their mission to promote, propagate
and revive values among the younger generation. Incidentally this year,
all the awardees hail from Mylapore. She conferred the Guru Brahmam (for
Lifetime Achievement in Academics) Title & Award on Dr. Nirmala Thyagarajan,
M S (Tenn. USA), Ph.D, M.Ed., Retd. Joint Director, Collegiate Education,
Chennai Region, Govt. of Tamilnadu. Former Principal, Queen Mary's College,
Chennai, she also presented the R Nagammal "Swarna Kalas” Rolling Trophy
(2 feet gold coated temple kalasam) to Skanda Gana Vidyalaya, Mylapore,
for participating in large numbers, which was received by its Guru Lakshmi
Awardees of the V Margazhi Bala Utsavam on 26th Jan
the Bushan, Vibushan & Brahmam Awards in the field of Music, Dance
and Instrument were...
Outstanding Prize & Multi Talent Prize winners on 28th Jan
Brahmam”" Yatin Agarwal
Bala Brahmam”" Vinitha Kumar
Vibushan”" V Santhanagopalakrishnan
Bushan”" Bhavya Balasubramanian
Bushan”" G Bharathwaj
Bushan”" Uma Girish
Bala Bushan”"Akshaya Narayanan
27th Jan, Chief Guest, Prof. T K Srinivasan and Rajeshwari (connoisseurs
of Fine Arts) graced the Visesha Arangam and blessed the participants of
that day. They addressed a large gathering and stressed on the importance
of Indian culture and heritage.
Function was on Sunday 28th Jan. Chief Guest G Rangarajan, Chief Manager,
Indian Bank (Mylapore) presided over and distributed certificates and medals
to all participants, apart from various prizes including Talent, Multi-Talent
and Outstanding Prizes. There was overwhelming response from children,
parents, teachers, institutions and public at large.