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Monday, October 21, 2019

celebrating Deepavali 2019 ~ new clothes & lunch to students of SYMA Growth

Deepavali ‘the festival of lights’ is always enchanting – an occasion to wear new clothes, eat sweets, burst crackers, be with friends and relatives – a festivity which brings enjoyment…. – the festival would be grandly celebrated all over the country on 26th Oct 2019. 

சந்தோஷத்தை தரும் பண்டிகைகளில் மிக சிறப்பு வாய்ந்தது *தீபாவளி திருநாள்*.  பண்டிகைகளின் நோக்கமே, நாம் சிறப்புற கொண்டாடி, மற்றவர்களையும் மகிழ்விப்பதுதானே !  கடந்த 12 ஆண்டுகளாக 'சைமா கிரௌத்" [ SYMA  Growth] கல்விமையம் வாயிலாக ஒவ்வொரு ஆண்டும் நூறுக்கு மேற்பட்ட மாணவ மாணவியர்களுக்கு தரமான கல்வி -  வழங்கி வருகிறோம்.

தீபாவளி பண்டிகையை நாமும் கொண்டாடி, நம் மாணவமணிகளும், அவர்தம் குடும்பங்களும்  ஆனந்தமுற - கடந்த ஆண்டைப்போலவே, இவ்வாண்டு ஞாயிறு 20.10.2019 அன்று  - நம் மாணவ மாணவியர்களுக்கும், அவர்தம் குடும்பங்களுக்கும்   புத்தாடைகள் வழங்கி,  மதிய உணவுடன்  கொண்டாடினோம்.

The festivity could be felt in the air even before a fortnight, when one walks either in T Nagar area, where every shop be it selling Gold, silver or clothes – are overcrowded – the entire area would be flowing with people jostling to buy more and more.  In our childhood, a small sum of rupees spent would provide a bagful of crackers which would be our pride possession of exhibit to friends and neighbours.  

The reasoning of festivals is to make people happy – sharing of happiness by being with the people, sharing sweets and paying obeisance to elders.  SYMA stands for all the social values.  For creating a better tomorrow, we are striving to provide quality education to poor students.  Only education can uplift the poor to higher echelons – we are creating the infrastructure and are striving to help the poor children, [some of them - first generation students] by providing quality tuition assistance throughout the year in organized manner.  At our fulltime tuition Centre – SYMA Growth, we are now training 100+ students [X – Tamil & English medium; +2 Commerce & Science Groups English] in our twelfth  year of operation [2019-20].  We talk to them, nurture them, guide them, make them understand the good and bad and realize the need for studying well. We strain ourselves to make them feel happy – with Deepavali around the corner, if the students are to be asked, what would make them happy – there would be a list [no our students will not say ‘holidays’ !!]

On 20th Oct 2019,  as they assembled at 11.30 am, there was prayer invoking the blessings of Sri Parthasarathi Emperuman.  In a small speech Yours Truly welcomed them, greeted them ‘wishes for Happy and safe Deepavali celebrations’.  President TA Sampathkumar spoke to them.  On the podium were, Mr Kishore, President,  Madras South Lions Charitable Trust; Mr Bharat Tejani,  Treasurer, Madras South Lions Charitable Trust;  Mr Thiyagarajan, President, Lions Club of South Madras,  Mr PM Narasimhan, Lions Cub were the Chief guests. Mr TK Venkatesan, Entrepreneur, Chemical Engineer from REC Durgapur, s/o Mr T.R. Kuppuswamy Iyengar, who has recently donated Rs. 1 lakh to our Corpus Fund also graced the function on our invitation.

After the motivational speeches by our distinguished guests impressing the need for doing well in their school curriculam and enjoying life, becoming good citizens – the students were given Deepavali gifts.  The glee on their faces will have to be seen to be felt.

SYMA supported in this endeavour by: M/s Triad [Parthasarathi];  Sri AMR Kannan (our ex-office bearer, now in USA) Mr VA Seshadri [our member, now in USA]; B Mahesh; TK Raghavan;  the efforts of TJ Ramani, R Sanjeevi, SR Parthasarathi in procuring and packing; – the gift packet consisted of
o   quality ready made Shirt [for boys] / chudidhar set [for girls]
o   veshti & towel  and one saree for their parents

We thank our donors for making this happen and our volunteers for the good work in procuring and packing. We also place on record our thanks to the lunch sponsors including Vaikunda Ekadasi Annadanam Trust and Sri Balaji, Caterer.

One often gets queried on when one should start doing social work, how much one should have to spend for the society, and how much of time, one should devote weekly or monthly .. .. ..  there are answers readily available – not only by looking at our founder members and those who continue to serve SYMA and thereby the society – there are some volunteers : Ms Keerthana, Divya, Haridra, Priyanka, Thenmozhi  ~  all of them students of SYMA Growth in previous year, now have joined college and  have been coming daily to our Tuition centre, assisting our coordinator Ms Gayathri  in her daily chores in administration.  Such commitment and zest for social service is rare ~ SYMA found it necessary to honour them and they too were the  recipients of ‘Deepavali Gifts’.

After the distribution, lunch was provided to all our students and their parents – it was indeed a pleasant occasion, leaving all of us happy.  Come join us, support us ~ together we will strive to ensure that the society is much better place to live.

சைமாவின்  பணிகள் மேலும் தொடர்ந்து சமுதாயம் தழைக்க தங்கள் நல்லதாரவையும் ஒத்துழைப்பையும் தொடர்ந்து நல்குமாறு பணிவன்புடன் வேண்டிக்கொள்கிறோம்.

சமுதாயப்பணியில் என்றென்றும் சைமா
அன்புடன் ஸ்ரீ சம்பத்குமார், செயலாளர்.

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