Samyam

Madhuram Narayanan Centre introduced a new event SAMYAM in 2013. Every year this event is being celebrated in July.

This project was conceived to bring the Past students, Present and the new entrants together into the Centre during the year. The present students and the new entrants find motivation in coming together with the past students and interacting with them. The past students find guidance and reassurance in the teachers that they are on the right track.

The objective of Samyam is to bring together the three stages of children at Madhuram Narayanan Centre

  • New children who have enrolled for the current academic year
  • Existing children who are with Madhuram Narayanan Centre for the past few years
  • Alumni who have moved ahead to mainstream schools and other special schools

Samyam creates a platform by bringing all the children along with parents together for :

  • a. Healthy interaction to share the ideas and views for further development of the children
  • b. Maintain continuity with Madhuram Narayanan Centre for guidance and counselling
  • c. Motivating new parents to face the challenges in bringing up and training the children

Madhuram Narayanan Centre introduced a new event  SAMYAM in 2013. Every year this event is being celebrated in July. This year it fell on 29.7.2017. This project was conceived to bring the Past students, Present and the New entrants together into the Centre during the year. The present students and the new entrants find motivation in coming together with the past students and interacting with them. The past students find guidance and reassurance in the teachers that they are on the right track.

It was inspiring watching the children perform at the Samyam. The kids in vibrant costumes and prop-ups narrated story after story. The kid’s dedication to their assigned roles and their effort to portray them despite cognitive disabilities brought tears to the eyes of the audience. It showed they were loved and taken care of by all the teachers of the institution. There were moving speeches by a couple of mothers and siblings who shared their experiences of having a child with special needs in the family and how these kids opened their eyes to the world.

The audience was encouraged to be optimistic, have courage in all the things they do and be selfless in their approach. The kids through their performance had given a new perspective of the world for the audience. The strength, courage and willingness of the mothers radiated through their speeches and the audience could feel the work of magic in them.

“Our School doors are open”  to children from MNC, said Ms Girija Venkatraman, Correspondent , Kalyani Kumaramangalam Nursery and Primary School, 29 Giri Road, T Nagar, Chennai 600017 and the Chief Guest of the day. “I believe in inclusion and will strive to help them”, she added. Kalyani Kumaramangalam Nursery School started with 4 children in 2014 and now has 34 children, most of them from marginalized section of the society. She promised to help MNC in inclusion and said that “teaching intelligent children was no big deal, but to teach the under privileged and the Special children is difficult and I want to provide them the opportunity to learn”. We welcome this teacher who in spirit and deed wants help special chidlren.

The cultural program show cased the developmental aspects needing attention for the children as detailed below:

  • Children from the Birth - 2 Years age group performed actions for the song Chik Chik Chittu Kuruvi with full assistance from their parents and teachers.
  • Children from the 2-4 years age group performed actions for the song Vellai Muyal Kutti, with the prompt from their parents. The song is about the pride of each animal about its home.
  • Children from the 4-6 years age group performed Poonaikum Poonaikum Kalyanam. This is a song about the wedding of two cats which runs into problems and finally two rats get married. Two cats start out to get married, but midway encounter problems as the parents of the bride and the groom get into a big fight. Not to waste the arrangements for the wedding the animals decide to get two rats married off at the same ceremony and the fun begins. The children dressed as bride and groom attracted everyone’s attention by their impeccable bridal attire and the audience enjoyed blessing them with flower petals.

The day ended with a dance show by a section of parents and pep talks from teachers and an interactive session amongst the parents old and new enriching them in their orientation towards Early Intervention program, thanks to the platform created by MNC, followed by refreshments.

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