Event on International Disability Day
The true spirit of Inclusion was witnessed on Dec.3 at Thiruvanmiyur beach, when children from various schools walked hand-in hand with special children from different organisations, in Thiruvanmiyur beach in an event organised by Nandavanam, a CSR Initiative of Newgen Knowledge Works.
The event included beach walking and beach games. Dr. Veera Panch, mentor and doctor at the Nandavanam School, addressed the gathering on the benefits of bare-foot beach walking. Traditional games were organised in a manner by which special needs children could play them. Each child was able to play about 4-5 games that were organised, and finally the children participated in a live art performance. Jayakumar, a renowned artist from Newgen KnowledgeWorks, painted the whole event on canvas, and he ensured that the children took part in this collaborative effort.
Nandavanam caters to the underprivileged children of the local community and provides comprehensive medical and paramedical services. The center has 35 children, who are provided with free-of-cost day-care facilities. It believes in and promotes humane and traditional methods in the field of rehabilitation for children and adolescents with special needs.
They also run Nandavanam Learners Club and Certificate Course in ‘Child Friendly Education’. Nandavanam provides training to 80 teachers from mainstream schools every year. Parents, teachers and children shared their valuable feedback about this programme at the event.
At 5, 7, East Coast Rd, Raja Nagar, Neelankarai, ECR. Ph: 24494510.
LocalXO a city-based brand which curates a series of events that binds together the local communities is conducting ‘Christmas Market’, a premium one-day food and lifestyle market. The daylong event will be held on Dec.15 at Green Meadows, Palavakkam from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This fest will have food trucks, food & dessert stalls, live music, games, workshops for adults & kids, cocktail bars, wine & cheese, beer pong, contests, organic produce, caricature artist, tarot cards reading, pet stall, yoga, gardening workshop, spa corner and more.
“This unique outdoor picnic style Christmas Market will have more than 35 exhibitors who are high quality food & lifestyle brands whose target audience is the local Chennai community who have a global mindset and are looking for new experiences. The entire venue will be converted into picnic style seating arrangements,” say the organisers.
Entry is free for kids under 12 years. Entry fee is Rs.100 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Rs.200 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Adwaitha Prasad, resident of Thiruvanmiyur, received Kalathilakam award at Sargothsavam, organised by Federation of All India Malayali Association, (Faima) and held on Dec.1 and 2 at Kerala Samajam School, Kilpauk. She received the award from Dhananjayan.
Nivedita Women Development and Welfare Organisation in association with Lions Club of South Madras conducted a drawing competition for children from 6 years to adults upto 20, on Nov.18 at Bapalal Bhavan, Thiruvanmiyur.
Kalakshetra Foundation is conducting the 65th Annual Art Festival from Dec.20 to Jan.2 at Rukmini Arangam at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Rs.100, 200, 300 and 500 at the Foundation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event schedule is:
20th – Sita Swayamvaram by Kalakshetra Foundation at 6 p.m.
21st – Carnatic vocal by Shertallay Dr.K.N.Ranganatha Sharma with Pakkala Ramdas at violin, Thiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam at mridangam and V.Suresh at ghatam.
22nd – Sri Rama Vanagamanam by Kalakshetra Foundation
23rd – Paduka Pattabhishekam by Kalakshetra Foundation
24th – Koodiyattam by Margi Madhu Chakyar and troupe
25th – Odissi solo by Sujata Mohapatra at 6 p.m.
Kathak solo by Saswati Sen at 7.45 p.m.
26th – Sakunthalam by Kalakshetra Foundation
27th – Carnatic flute by Shashank Subramaniam with Akkarai Subhalakshmi at violin and Parupalli Phalgun at mridangam.
28th – Jugalbandhi by Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Ustad Shahid Parvez with B.Harikumar at mridangam and Ravindra Yavugal at tabla.
29th – Carnatic vocal by Sudha Raghunathan with Pakkala Ramdas at violin, Skandasubramanium at mridangam and R.Raman at morsing.
30th – Hindustani vocal by Pt.Rajan and Sajan Mishra with Ravindra Yavagal at tabla and Vyasmurthi Katti at harmonium.
31th – Sabari Moksham by Kalakshetra Foundation.
Jan.1 – Choodamani Pradanam by Kalakshetra Foundation.
Jan.2 – Maha Pattabhishekam by Kalakshetra Foundation.
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