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In Pictures: One of the oldest Hindu Women's School in Sri Lanka marks 80th Anniversary

Dec 21, 2010 12:02:25 AM- transcurrents.com

80th Jubilee Celebrations of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

"The most beautiful make-up of a woman is PASSION. But cosmetics are easier to buy" ~ Yves Saint-Laurent,(1 August 1936- June 1 2008), French Fashion Designer

Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam in Wellawatte~ Tamil neighbourhood celebrated its 80th anniversary and Founder’s day on 11th of December 2010 at the school auditorium. It is one of the oldest Hindu Women’s School in the Island. The celebration included songs, dance and drama by the students.

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Portraits of the Founders of the school ~ click on pic for larger image ~

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"80" ~ Beautifully lit specially made candles decorate the venue

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All power and knowledge whether secular or spiritual in Hindu thinking are inherent in the human soul

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View of the main entrance of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam in Wellawatte

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The school has grown gradually over the years

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Brass Lord Nadarajar and Goddess Parvathy are dressed up for the celebration

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"Kolam" drawn by White chalk at the main entrance of the venue

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Statue of Thiruvalluvar at the auditorium of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam in Wellawatte

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Traditional Hindu welcome at the entrance of the auditorium

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The school has more than 2,300 student on roll

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Temple in the school which was built in 1939

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Earthen lamps are lit and placed on five fresh Betel leaves

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Students for the traditional welcome

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Portraits of famous 63 Naayanmars

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School song is being sung

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Devotional songs are sung by the students

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School promotes the traditional values of our culture

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Students light the traditional oil lamp

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Pushpaanjali in dance form by the students of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam of Colombo

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Kampavaarithy Jeyaraj gives benediction

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"Kuyile..,Kaattinile" songs are being beautifully sung by the students of Saiva Mangaiyar

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President of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam Sivanandini Duraiswamy welcomes the guests

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"Kuravar" dance by the students of Music and Dance Academy of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam

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Member of Parliament Praba Ganeshan addresses the gathering

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Scene from Sounds of Music by the student of Saiva Mangaiyar Kazhagam

~ click on pics for larger images ~

by~passionParade ~ Email: dushi.pillai@gmail.com

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