Song of Surrender

Friday, 2 May 2014

Children's workshop on heritage

By Marabu Foundation

We, the children at Marabu Foundation, are going to enjoy our summer holidays differently. We have started  learning Bharatiyar songs and we read story books which Athai has got for us. If you are wondering who Athai is -- it is Dr. Rama Kausalya who founded the Marabu Foundation and runs it with so much love and care. Every day Athai prepares tiffin for us and also explains to us how to prepare it. 

From 1st to 4th May we will have a number of workshops which will include group singing, flower-string making, drawing kolam, a crash course in computers, and a heritage walk around our village. We will be attending special lectures about our culture and heritage too.

Guess what, we won't be following a strict time table. Some of us will participate in the workshop on Marriage Songs from 9th to 11th. On 14th and 15th May we are going to sing Thirumurai songs during the Sapthasthanam Festival. From 17th to 19th we will attend a workshop to learn Tamil and English in which  most of us are not up to the mark! We will them be taught traditional games. Summer vacation promises to be fun!

The INTACH Tanjavur Chapter, under  Babaji Raja Bhonsle, Senior Prince of Tanjavur is going to help us in these projects.

We are going to videotape our games like Pallaanguzhi  and send the recording to Singapore Rhythms Society for the children there to learn them. And we have a few more interesting things
up our sleeve!

The aim of the Marabu Foundation is to promote peace and harmony  through traditional arts, literature and education. 

It functions from  

Jatavallabar House, 6/78 Thillaisthanam, Thanjavur - 613 203.
Phone No. 04362-260606

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