|Malarum Mottukkal Event Helps Bring Improved Care to Premature Babies in Jaffna|
On April 14th, 2012, Malarum Mottukkal, a fundraiser for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jaffna Teaching Hospital, was held at the Queens High School of Teaching in New York. The event was a grand success, raising over $25,000 and bringing in an attendance of over 400 people. The program boasted of a variety of entertainment programs ranging from group singing to Bharatanatyam dance performances to a grand concert rendered by three talented and upcoming young musicians, all in classical musical style. Simply put, the program was presented by children for children, all of whom are blossoming buds, or malarum mottukal.
The program kicked off with a welcome address by medical student Ms. Rujanthi Rudra. Students of Smt. Savitri Ramanand presented a brief vocal recital while students of Smt. Sivarani Sinnathambi played a few pieces on the violin. Marvelous dance recitals by students of Smt. Vignseswary Jeygandi, Smt. Mathy Pillai, and Smt. Jarumila Premathyalan followed. The IMHO President Dr. Kanaga Senathirajah welcomed everyone to the show on behalf of the IMHO and gave the backstory of how this program was initiated by a youngster, Shenthuraan Tharmarajah. Later, IMHO Treasurer Dr. Rajam Theventhiran presented a PowerPoint slideshow that gave the audience an insight as to how the raised money will be spent to benefit the newborns as well as what activities the IMHO has been carrying out since it was founded in 2004.
Finally, the triumvirate of Aditya Venkatesh on vocals, Vivek Rudrapatna on violin, and Shenthuraan Tharmarajah on mrudangam captivated the audience with a brilliant concert. Both Aditya as well as Vivek especially showcased their talent in their Kharaharapriya alapanas, while Shenthuraan awed the stunned with his pumping thani avarthanam. To wrap their concert, the artistes collaborated with Smt. Vigneswary Jeyagandhi to present their thillana as “Kalinga Narthanam,” a dance drama featuring a live orchestra and cast. To conclude the event, Shenthuraan delivered the vote of thanks and felicitated the teachers, artistes, the IMHO President and Treasurer, and the technicians instrumental for the show’s success, followed by dinner.
You can view a full event photo gallery here:
Click thumbnail to view images. Photos credit: www.xitijphoto.com
Over 70 volunteers and donors from all over Texas attended the 2013 IMHO Texas Annual Fundraising Dinner Program at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land, Texas on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The full program included an ideas2impact (i2i) young professionals/youth program update, presentations on “Prevention of Cardiovascular…
For the last two years, the Dr. HGD Medical Center has noticed a significant increase in the amount of cases of women complaining of vaginitis. In response to this urgent need, the HGD Medical Center and its partner, the UCLA Global Health Program conducted a research initiative…
IMHO wishes to congratulate Dr. Deva Caanthan of Fort Myers, Florida on his recent recognition by the Lee County, Florida Medical Association for his “outstanding leadership and public service for our community and abroad, above and beyond the call of duty.” Dr. Caanthan received this distinguished award…
The exchange of information and knowledge for the purposes of developing human capital is a noble cause. IMHO has two stand-out partners on the ground in Sri Lanka who are making such valuable investments in medical education and the sciences. Dr. Surenthirakumaran has been affiliated with Moolai…
The third annual IMHO Food Festival in Orange County took place on Saturday, September 22nd in Rossmoor, CA with well over 200 people in attendance. Organized by volunteers from Anpuneri, a group of committed families that support philanthropic endeavors wherever there is need, the event was a…
|Enter the amount and select your currency. Click the Paypal icon to make your one-time donation.