Sudha Ragunathan launches Samudhaaya Foundation’s Calendar for 2011
Calendar for a cause – The Hindu, Chennai, 27 November, 2010
All proceeds go to Samudhaaya Foundation, in aid of underprivileged children.
Samudhaaya Foundation announces the launch of its official calendar for the year 2011 done in exclusivity by Padmashri Sudha Ragunathan, Founder & Managing Trustee of the Foundation, to help raise funds for the welfare of underprivileged children.
Sudha Ragunathan says, “Music is that singular entity, which for a waking moment makes you feel like you are one with the rest of the universe. Little musical notes fluttering through the air are the invisible threads that bind us all together. The universality of music is a constant reminder of our similarities and accentuates my ability to empathize with the problems that need to be addressed in our society. Hence was born the Samudhaaya Foundation in July 1999.”
The calendar portrays a ‘Tamil festival’ theme, encompassing both popular and traditional festivals and important days in the Tamil Calendar. The months of the Tamil Calendar have great significance and are deeply rooted in the faith of the Tamil Hindus. Some months and days are considered very auspicious. The calendar showcases important celebrations for each month in both Tamil and English. The last page of the calendar also carries information on holidays observed by Christians and Muslims; Panchangam, Vaastu, Viradham days etc.
The calendar was officially launched by the yogi and prominent spiritual leader of our times, Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation. The first calendar copy was received by Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
The calendar can be purchased online at www. kalakendra.com
T. Selvakumar, photographer, who played a key role in the making of this calendar, ensured that each festival featured in the calendar was brought to life by capturing the right expressions of Sudha Ragunathan. He was also emphatic about the fact her versatility gave him tremendous scope to shoot many a perfect picture. “Music and photography are my passion. Photography creates an intense bond with your subjects, colours and lights. Nothing excites me as much as the varied moods and tones people and object bring and reveal in front of the camera.” says Selvakumar.
CREDITS FOR THE CALENDAR
Photography & Concept : T.Selvakumar, www.worldlight.in
Makeup : Venkat,
Hair : Ambika andSrinivasan,
Sari Draper : Saraswathi, Stylist : Geetha Solaraj & Divya Shekar,
Musical Instruments :Saptaswara Musicials,
Shooting Studio : Worldlight Studios, Alwarpet,
Printers: NPT Offsets.
Jewellery: NAC Jewellers
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