Marghazhi Bala Utsavam 

February 25, 2009 
 
The 'Mylapore Trio' of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrated the seventh 'Margazhi Bala Utsavam,' an exclusive children's festival in which more than 600 children and youth participated in various competitions. There was overwhelming response from the children, parents, institutions and public at large.  The valedictory function was held on Saturday 14th February 2009, at Sri Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai.    

   
Titles and awards were conferred on the occasion 'Sanathanadharma Samrakshini' Lifetime Achievement Award for patronizing Indian culture and tradition on Prema Krishnamurthy (Multilinguist), 'Vaadhya Bala Brahmam' on S Sriram, 'Sangeetha Yuva Brahmam' on VC Srinithi, 'Natya Yuva Bushan' on R Sai Santhosh. The Fifth Year Patron R NAGAMMAL SWARNA KALAS ROLLING TROPHY went to Guru Hemalatha Ramachandran of Bharatha Kalalayam, Mylapore.  
                                                                                                                                
The chief guest, Guru NS Jayalakshmi (Retired Professor of Dance, Kalakshetra) distributed the prizes including for Talent, Multi-Talent, Outstanding and All Rounder Prizes to more than 280 children. She lauded the efforts of the Foundation in perpetuating our tradition and culture, especially in Mylapore.  
   
The evening started with performance of the awardee children followed by 'Sri Vaishnavam,' a soul stirring thematic program of music (bhajans) and dance, conceived, directed and executed by the Trio and presented by "Sakala Kala Valli" Revathy Sankkaran and performed by Gayatri Balagurunathan and the Foundation children. The stage was aesthetically set with a divine ambience, depicting Vaishnavism.  

The Trio added that the Utsav had no sponsors as such, but they enjoyed doing it with dedication and commitment, along with likeminded and service oriented parents, friends and well-wishers.