- Hits: 1394
Kottayam District Warrier Samajam conducted the Sargolsavam-2012 on 26th jan 2012 at Warrier Samajam Hall,Changanasseri.Sri. P.M Radhakrishna Warrier(Warrier Samajam State President) started the event by hoisting the flag.The inauguration ceremony started at 9.30 am with a prayer song by Sri.T.G SasiKumar. Sri. M.R Sasi ( Secretary,Warrier Samajam Kottayam Dist & Chief Editor,Theertham) delivered the welcome speech. Sri.Rajeev Alunkal (Malayalam Film Lyricist nd Poet,Winner of First Vayalar Rama Varma Chalachitra Award for Best Lyricist) inaugurated the “Sargolsavam-2011”. Sri.P.M Radhakrishnan blessed us with a small speech.Sri Bilahari( President,Varrier Kids & Youth Association ) thanked the guest and all other for being a part of the event.
By 10.30 am the cultural programmes started.Kids as well as elders from all the Samjam units took part in the cultural programmes..As the event was on a Republic Day,Members of VAKYA(Varrier Kids & Youth Association) performed a program to salute the nation and the brave freedom fighters.
A very delicious and nourishous lunch was served. All families of the unit became a part of this function and became a great success. The event came to an end with prize distribution.The ever rolling trophy sponsored by Sri.P.M Radhakrishnawarrier(President,Warrier Samajam) for the unit that scored maximum points for the Sargolsavam was given to KOTTAYAM SOUTH UNIT.
(news & Photos Courtesy: Sreejith Sreedhar)
- Hits: 1579
Thiruvathira celebrations of pakkil warriers were held at the residence of T G Sasikumar & Sobha Sasikumar on 7th & 8th January 2012. The rituals "Ettangaadi Nivedyam", Pathira poo choodal etc were followed by ladies of the unit.
(News and photos: courtesy Deepak S)
- Hits: 1755
Baroda (Vadodara) Warriers' annual get together was held ROTARY CLUB HALL at Baroda. The programme started at 11.15 am with introduction of Shri TV Ramachandran by our respected TV Radhakrishnan Mr. TV Radhakrishnan briefed about the activities of variers meet vadodara and then Mr TV Ramachandran talked in detail about the activities of WCW. Mr. TV Ramachandran requested the about the unification of world variers by way of individual membership as well as unit's membership etc. Three members each from Ahmedabad & Anand attended the programme. The appreciated the arrangement made by Mr TV RAdhakrishnan.
As a start up three of our members handed over their individual membership cheque to Mr TV Ramachandran.
Both Radhakrishnan & Ramachandran thanked all variers attended the function.
The programme followed by a lavish lunch and ended at 2.00 pm.
(Report and photos - courtesy: Mr.Venugopal)
- Hits: 1524
Thrissur District Sargolsavam 2012
The Thrissur District Sargolsavam 2012 was celebrated on 1st January 2012 at Vivekodayam Boy's High School Auditorium. The flag hoisting was done by District president Sri. P. V. K. Varier. The inaugural session started at 10 am. Sri. M. Unnikrishnavarier District Secretary delivered welcome speech. The Photo of Judge Krishnankutty Varier, in whose name the Sargolsavam stage was named, was revealed by Sri. K. Ravindran, Vice President,Warrier Samajam. Renowned Mural Painting Artist Sri. K. K. Varier Inaugurated the function. Sri. E. Easwarawarrier (for his valuable contribution to Warrier Samajam and leadership), Sri. Harinarayanan(for being honoured as the 'Kanchi Kamakoti Peedam Asthana Vidwan'), Dr. E. Mohandas(for Achieving various awards including his latest achievement of being elected as the Chairman of Section for Developing Countries by World Psychiatric Association), Smt. Sandhya Satheesan(Prof. Gini Award, Calicut University), Sr. K. K. Manikandan(Lyrics of Warrier Samajam Prayer song), Kum. Rekha. S. Varier(First Rank, MSc BIO INFORMATICS, M. G. University), Kum. Vidya Asokan(First Rank, B. Com, Calicut University) were honoured on the stage. Sri. P. M. Radhakrishnan(Central President, Warrier Samajam), Sri. T. Narayana Warrier ( Treasurer, Warrier Samajam), Sri. K.S.Subramanya Warrier(Chief Editor, Theertham), and Sri.C.G.Ramachandran(Secretary, Warrier Samajam) addressed the meeting. The prizes for the Winners of Anil Balachandran Memorial Painting Contest which was conducted earlier were distributed in the function.
From 11 am onwards the Cultural Fiesta Started. Around 90 members from all the units of Thrissur District participated and presented variety entertainment which was really a feast to the eyes and ears. The programmes continued till 6 pm with a lunch break at 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Almost 600 Samajam members gathered at the hall to witness the Sargolsavam. It was a grand begining of the New Year 2012 for all those who assembled at the venue.
At 6 pm the concluding session started. General Secretary Sri P. V. Muralidharan was the chief guest. General Secretary addressed the gathering. Prizes for the winners of the Paintig competetion and Literary competetions which were conducted on 25-12-2011 were distributed. All the Participants of SARGOLSAVAM 2012 were presented with mementos. Krishnakumar. K. V., Convenor, Cultural Committee, extended vote of thanks and the meeting dispersed at 6.30pm leaving sweet memories of a colourful day which can be carried throughout an year till the next Sargolsavam.
- Hits: 1427
VARIER SAMAJAM, Hyderabad -celebrated its 9th AGM on 8th Jan '12 at Indira Park, Hyderabad. Agenda included...
1. Members paid their respect to Late Sri. I K Warrier & Sri. Rudradas by observing two minute silence
2. Dr.P K Radhakrishnan was nominated to lead and guide the Samajam in place of Late Sri. I K Warrier
3.Distributed cash awards for the topper in 10th & 12th class
After the meeting there were variety of entertainment programmes organized by samajam members and their family.
(Reports & Photos: Manoj S Warrier,Secretary,Varier Samajam Hyderabad)
- Hits: 4106
Thiruvathira – the festival of the womenfolk in Kerala
While the city folks forsake their sleep for a night long of waltz, wine and dine, the womenfolk of the Kerala villages had a special reason to stay awake the whole night on the New Year eve. It was Thiruvathira, one of the most important festivals for the womenfolk of Kerala. Celebrated in the Malayalam month of Dhanu, this time, it fell on a blue moon, which added up to its charm. It is celebrated in commemoration of the death of Kamadevan, representing the annihilation of the vices and the passionate thoughts by keeping the mind stable. Kamadevan was burnt alive by the opening of the third eye of Lord Siva,one of the members of the Divine Trinity.
The festivities start very early in the morning when every female member of the family takes bath in the pond and very often girls from the neighbourhood assemble to make it a group affair. After the elaborate bathing ritual comprising of singing and splashing of water, they deck themselves up in the traditional dresses, darken their eyes with home made kajal and chew betel leaves to redden their lips. Huge swings will be put up for the women to enjoy.
On Thiruvaathira, the women folk abstain from taking rice and for the lunch a delicious arrow-root powder porridge or fruits are served. The women spend the whole night singing and dancing. Kaikottikkali is an exceptional dance form that is associated with this festival in which a group of women attired in traditional dresses dance in a circle around a lighted brass lamp.
At night, women eat eight different tubers roasted in the fire, which is known as Ettangadi chuduka’ . The night long music and dance is interspersed with a ceremony called Patirappoo choodal, after which, the dance and music continue till sunrise. The festivities conclude with an early morning bath and prayer at the nearby temple.
- Hits: 1743