Our Guruji Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamiji and Siva Sri Divakar Ayya of Sivalogam
Sivanadiyargal Thirukuttam participated in the Navarathri Pooja Celebrations at
Siragu Monessori School, Palavedupettai on 01/Oct/14.
Siragu Montessori School was started by Uma and Muthuram, to provide quality
education and rehabilitation for children begging on the streets and pavements
of parts in and around Chennai, free of cost. For generations, these communities
have never had any real opportunity to break out of their situation, make education
a priority or pursue a sustainable source of livelihood. Siragu was therefore started
in 2003 with the aim to reach out to the most underprivileged, equip them with
competent education and open doors for these children who would otherwise have
been lost to begging on the streets, child labour, child marriage, homelessness and
another generation of missed opportunities.Since most of the children at the school
have no other place to go to, the classrooms at Siragu double up as a safe and sanitary
place of residence for more than 150 of them. The school currently educated over
400 children and has 35 teaching staff and 17 non-teaching staff.
(Courtesy : www.ashanet.org)
The programme started with a small walk inside the school premises along with
Sri Ramadurai , the Administrative Officer of the school. Pooja started with a prayer
by the students of the school, Sri Raja the Education Officer sang some Bhajans.
It was followed by Thirumurai recitation by Divakar Iyya and story telling session by
Swamiji. It all ended with a group Bhajan with the children and Prasadam