The students of the Fine Arts Society of the Saiva Mangaiyar Vidyalayam known for their talents and commitment presented the unique story of “Kaaraikaal Ammaiyaar” as a ballet, at Kathiresan hall in Bambalapitty on July 26th 2008 at dusk.
For Saiva Mangaiyar Vidyalayam, as a girls’ school, it is ideal to perform Kaaraikkaal Ammaiyaar’s story, and set her as a role model for the growing young generation.
The funds collected through the ballet will go towards in upgrading the education of information technology, multi media skills and English of more displaced children from North and East. Due to the conflict situation in the North and east, the children live with a sense of fear and need to have an education in a peaceful atmosphere.
[Bargavi Baskaran, as little Punithavathy; from childhood Punithavathy grew up in a religious atmosphere and worshiped Lord Siva diligently: “Kaaraikkaal Ammaiyaar”]
The Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam today, is the only private assisted Hindu school in Sri Lanka and with great difficulty, it presents imparting skills to these children who are already with the school from the conflict areas together with the children from Colombo, plantation areas and greater Colombo areas. More children are seeking admission, and the requirements need to be met.
In this endeavour, Kazhagam has joined hands with the California based Visions Learning Centre, and has formed a Kazhagam Visions Learning Center in the school premises. The students danced dedicated in this ballet to collect funds to give an opportunity to learn by the future students of the school.
See the Ballet in Pictures: Kaaraikkaal Ammaiyaar, embodiment of prayer and devotion ~ by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai