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
Samyam creates a platform by bringing all the children along with parents together for :
Madhuram Narayanan Centre introduced SAMYAM in 2013. Every year this event is being celebrated in July. This year it fell on 20.7.2019. 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 programme started with the Swagatham to the Chief Guest sung by our Special educators. The kuthu vilaku was lit signaling the inauguration of the function by the chief guest Mr. Joseph D Ravi. Mr. Ravi in his speech explained in detail the benefits that the State Government gives to the differently abled children. He told the mothers that they can approach him for any help to avail the benefits. He told them to create awareness about Early Intervention for differently abled children and be a “Vazhi Kaatti” – a guide to new mothers.
The kids in vibrant costumes and prop-ups narrated story after story. The birth to two years group performed an action song. The song was about how the lotus blooms when it sees the sun. The mothers and children sat beside a blue sari (depicting the shoreline of a waterbody) on the stage scattered with lotus and the children looked up to find one of their friends with a golden ring around his head (depicting the rays of the sun) walk in as the sun. When the children looked up at the sun and nodded their heads, the applause took a long time dying. The 2- 4 year group enacted the story of children going and asking a squirrel for fruits. The 4 - 6 years group enacted the story of a family of monkeys who lived peacefully on the hilly ranges. The children who moved ahead to mainstream schools gave us a skit on flowers where the beauty of every flower was described and its use. When the children made a garland and offered it to Lord Ganesha the audience were captivated. 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 mother and a sibling 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 day ended with a dance show by a section of parents 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.