Bharathiyar’s great grandson Rajkumar Bharathi at Bharathi Gandhi Vivekananda (BGV) Day at Sevalaya
BGV day celebrations at Sevalaya are a grand affair, the culmination of the annual BGV competitions, where nearly 500 children from different schools & colleges participate in various competitions on topics related to Bharathi, Gandhi , Vivekananda – the three guiding lights of Sevalaya. September 11th has a special significance for all at Sevalaya, for this was the day Gandhi launched his now world renown peaceful movement for justice – SATYAGRAHA, Vivekananda delivered a thundering speech at Chicago bringing about a Renaissance of India’s Spirituality and Mahakavi Bharathiyar left this earth for his heavenly abode.
The three leaders hailing from different parts of the country have expressed their thoughts on varied topics but the underlying theme has been the same -equality of all and unbounded love for all living creatures, the core principle behind all activities of Sevalaya.
Nearly 94 winners from different schools & Colleges received their prizes from the chief guest Mr. Rajkumar Bharathi, Great Grandson of Mahakavi Bharathiyar, who expressed his happiness to be present on this occasion in this temple of service. Quoting from Bharatiyar’s poems he narrated incidents from the poet’s life which portrayed his love for all and desire to eradicate the distinctions of caste & creed. He lauded Sevalaya for its vision in the same direction and committed service for the upliftment of the underprivileged. Blessing the children he praised their generous heats and spirits and assured them that they could surely achieve their lofty aims with dedicated hard work.
Ms Parvathi Ghantasala, Founder, Kalapradharshini, said that she was filled with joy having come here and promised to come and teach the children classical dance .
The chief guest released the monthly manuscript of the students “VIDIYAL” and gifted books to Sevalaya staff who celebrating their birthday this week. Earlier Mr. V. Muralidharan Founder and Managing Trustee welcomed the gathering and Ms. N. Annapurna proposed the vote of thanks.