Tell us more about the Vizha.
The idea was conceived with an aim to provide a platform for school students. Thus, Manavar Kambar Vizha was founded in 2009. Except for a gap of two years, the group has been conducting programmes for the past eight years.
What can you tell us about the Journey?
We are immensely proud that Manavar Kambar Vizha was the first platform for many students to showcase their talents. Over the years, various students were nurtured and groomed in the field of literature. Currently, we cater to the students from the three districts — Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur and Chennai. We were overwhelmed when a Tamil teacher attached to a government-affiliated primary school from Padappai contacted us to convey that his students were willing to take part in our programme. He informed us that the institution has no proper mailing address to send an invitation. We consider this as a milestone to gauge our reach.
What is the underlying message?
The passion for literature has taught me numerous things, including gratitude and understanding of life. I get a different perspective whenever I read Kamba Ramayanam. It has immense meaning and deepened the highest human value of gratitude in me.
What are future projects?
We are planning to organise the progrmame every month in schools and colleges. This year, we aspire to conduct 12 programmes and diversify the literary works beyond Kamba Ramayanam.