Report 

Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha V - 2007 
 
 
May 11, 2007 

 
The Mylapore Trio, S Surendranath, S Amarnath and S Aparna of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrated the V Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha, an exclusive five day Childrens' Festival for children and youth (from April, 27th to 1st May 2007) to promote Tamizh culture. Children from Chennai, Hosur, Salem, Kanchipuram, Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Pondicherry etc. took part in this festival. The highlight was participants and all others presented themselves in traditional attire. 

500 children between age groups 4 to 20 years participated in 25 different events including Bharatanatyam, Folk Dance, Carnatic Music, Folk Music, Painting, Craft, Kolam etc. Special attractions were Azhagum Arivum (South Indian Beauty Pageant) Vidukathaiyum Pazhamozhiyum (Proverbs & Riddles). Miss Mylapore - B Priyadarsana - and Master Mylapore - V Karthik - were crowned as Mylai Bala Kumari and Mylai Bala Kumaran respectively.  
 

Versatile personality Revathy Sankkaran was conferred the title "Sakala Kala Valli" and presented the lifetime Achievement Award (Goddess Saraswathi on Lotus) for her contribution to Tamizh through Eyal, Isai and Natakam. V Divya was conferred "Chithirakarapuli" (Arts), and Anjali Rajan was conferred "Palkalai Vithaki"(Crafts). An exhibition of their Art & Craft works was aesthetically displayed.  

Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Rolling Trophy "PORTTRAAMARAI" (Meenakshi Kalyanam on 3 storied Golden Lotus with a scroll) - was instituted for the first time and was awarded to Shri Muralidhara Guruji Vidyalayam / Guru Uma Murali of Perambur, for large participation, active involvement and enthusiastic volunteering to adhere to their concept of traditional attire. 

Revathy Sankkaran anchored "Kaaviya Ganam" - popular devotional film songs of yesteryears sung by the Foundation Children. She also presented "Kadhambam," a mixture of various ideas, thoughts and tips for women and children. She talked about "Acham, Madam, Naanam & Payirpu," compared the past and the present family situations and status of women, family life, changing culture, shared her experiences of coming to limelight and also thanked her well wishers. She distributed I, II, III and Consolation Prizes, Talent & Multi-Talent Prizes etc.  

She appreciated the Trio for their sincere efforts in inculcating values to children through tradition, culture, history and heritage. She requested parents to send their wards to the Foundation to learn and imbibe the values.