Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Madras Guptan Samajam's Onaghosham & Kudumba Sangamam - ONAPPOOTHALAM - was held on saturday ,16.09.06 at WUS Centre, Chetpet.The Aaghosham started in the morning with setting a Pookkalam . After the Prayer, the Bhadra deepam was lit by elder ladies of the Samajam .

The meeting was presided by the Samajam President Mr AR Narayanan and Dr Asokan Thondiath ( recently joined in IIT , Chennai as Assistant Professor ) was the Chief Guest. Vice President, Mr Kishore Guptan has welcomed the gathering and the Chief guest with Onasamsakal and appreciated and explained the efforts taken to form the Samajam. Then was the " hararppanam" of the Chief Guest by the President.

During the report presentation, Secretary , Vaipur Balasubrahmannian has emphasized the necessity of such Kudumba Sangamam especially among "marunadan malayalees" and briefly explained the Samajam's next year's programmes.Senior member and one of the earlier settlers of then "Madhirasi" city, Mr VSK Guptan ( Vazhuppini Sankaran Kutty Guptan ) has greeted the ocassion by explaining the need of Samajam for the betterment of our society and wished this could have happened early.Chief Guest on his return speech has urged the young lots to set a goal on their life and asked to work hard towards its achievement.Other prominent speakers on the ocassion include Arya Vaisya Samajam's Legal Adviser, Mr K Ramachandra Guptan,Perungudi(Chennai) Kerala Samajam's Gen. Secretary, Mr P Mohanan ( of MGS)and Mrs Valsala Ramakrishnan.

Many from the audiences came forward to appreciate and gave suggestions.The morning session ended with giving vote of thanks by Joint Secretary, Mr Vaipur Mani.Treasurer, V Mani was the anchor man. By the time, the traditional ONASADHYA ( members V Vijayan & PS Ramakrishnan were kind enough to sponsor it ) was waiting for all at the lawn of auditorium.After the mouth-watering lunch with avial, kalan, olan and payasam is over, then came the much awaited cultural programmes.

Some of the highlights of the programme are Onappaattu, Kaikottikkali, Bharatha Natyam, Songs, Solo Dance, Group dance, Mono Act & Mimicry. As a policy of Samajam for encouraging meritorious students, awards werepresented to the toppers of 10 & 12 class students from the members' children, by the Chief Guest. With the National Anthem by 5 PM , the first Onam function of MGS - ONAPPOOTHALAM 2006 - came to an end. All got dispersed with a mind of haunting nostalgia and by hoping to meet at the next Sangamam soon.

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