Children enjoyed at Sargolsavam organized by Jansanskriti Dwarka

Jansanskriti Dwarka celebrated Sargolsavam on 23rd October 2011 at Shiksha Bahrati Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi. Well known Malayalam Poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar inaugurated the function. He also recited his famous poem “AMMA MALAYALAM”. The essence of this poem was self explanatory. Mother tongue is our “AMMA” ie., mother. She gave us our existence, our voice and our strength. But the regional languages and culture are getting neglected and often wiped off due to the adverse impact of globalisation. Increased opportunities and material well being are obviously essential. However, it should not be at the expense of the existence of our own identity. Parents should ensure that the positive aspects of our culture, tradition and civilization are inherited by their children in its true spirit. Care should be taken not to poison the young minds with discriminating ideologies of caste, creed and gender inequalities. Chairman PK Ravindranathan presided. Secretary E P Vijayan welcomed. Central General Secretary M V Santhosh addressed the gathering. P S Sunil gave vote of thanks.

Hundreds of children participated in various competitions of literary items and performing arts. Sargolsavam as the name implies is a festival. Cutthroat competition does not go with the spirit of festivals. Naturally, Jansanskriti always ensures that the competitions are held in a healthy atmosphere with the spirit of promoting eagerness and awareness among the children. In this year surprisingly several North Indian children keenly participated in this festival by presenting traditional Kerala dances of Oppana and Margam Kali. The gathered people were thrilled to see the comfortable body language of these North Indian kids with Malayalam lyrics of Oppana and Margam kali.

Approximately 190 children, as winners, were selected to participate in various items of literary and performing arts to be conducted at National Capital Region Level Sargolsavam. This mega event, considered as one of the largest youth festival in the world, is spread on 4 days i.e., 30th October at Kerala School R K Puram with literary competitions, 6th November at Kerala School Canning Road with drawing, painting, cartoon and quiz competitions and 12th and 13th November at Kerala School, Vikaspuri with competitions in performing arts. Over 5000 children representing 22 branches of Jansanskriti spread all over NCR will participate in various performances on these days.