14 November 2009

Siragugal ’09 – an inter children’s home Talent Carnival - posted on behalf of Bhumi

This is the press release for the event, Please pass it on to your friends in the media.

14 November 2009
Siragugal ’09 – an inter children’s home Talent Carnival

Bhumi is a non-profit organisation with the primary objective of providing supplementary education to children from orphanages, slums and rural community centres. Young, energetic volunteers with the will to change today and the vision to change tomorrow teach English, Maths, Science and Computer Science for two hours every weekend.

This November, Bhumi is organising an inter children’s homes cultural and science exhibition, Siragugal ’09. This annual fest for children is a platform to exhibit their talents, compete against their peers, help them gain from the exposure, and thus doing a world of good to their confidence and holistic development.

875 children from 30 children’s home spread across Chennai and its areas like Avadi, Villivakkam, Chengalpattu, Nungambakkam, Gumudipoondi, Redhills, Mugalivakkam, Vyasarpadi, Kancheepuram will be participating in this Talent Carnival. An array of competitive activities has been structured for various age groups to ensure complete participation. These include Dance (Solo / Group), Song (Solo / Group), Pot Painting, Mimicry – Monoact, Soap Carving, Rangoli, Drawing – Painting, Adaptunes, Elocution, Skit, Essay and Poetry.

The event is not only supported by Outreach (the Corporate Social Responsibility wing of Cognizant Technological Solutions) and Sneham (the Corporate Social Responsibility wing of Infosys) over the last week hundreds of employees of leading Multi-National Companies like Cognizant, HCL, TCS, Emerson, Orchid Pharmaceuticals, Lyca tech., L&T have pooled in with small contributions helping raise Rs. 1 lakh for the event.

In order to manage the activities and the event effectively, volunteers from Outreach, Sneham, Chinmaya Organization of Rural Development (CORD), M.O.P Vaishnav college for women, Guindy Engineering, The Indian Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) will be working with Bhumians on the day of the Carnival.

Date: Nov 15, 2009
Place: Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kilpauk (Chennai)
Inauguration: 8:30 AM

Ms. Archana Raghuram, Senior Manager, Cognizant Outreach will light the lamp and inaugurate Siraguga’09. Playback singers Ms. Kalpana and Mr. Mukesh will be the guests of honour.

Valedictory: 4:30 PM

Our chief guest ‘Food King’ Mr. Sarath Babu will address the children.

The event is also supported by State Bank of India, Food King, SS Music, Velammal’s PUPA.

For more information please contact us @ 98942-09741 / 98408-68441 or
Email us @ Siragugal@bhumichennai.org .
Webpage: http://bhumichennai.org/siragugal

Vande Mataram!

Dr Prahalathan KK



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