By God's grace we were able to conduct the Chennai Center Kalamela 2010 at the St Paul's Marthoma Church, Adyar. Thanks to all the Achens, Chennai Center Office Bearers, judges, participants, Committees, and all 6 parishes who participated. Special thanks to Liba and Zach too for the extensive groundwork before the event actually even started.
We had participation from Tambaram, St Thomas Mount, Avadi, Chetpet, Adayar and Annanagar. Special thanks to these parishes.
OK now let me address our Yuvajana Sakhyam !
I am sure many of you would have had a good learning experience by participating in various events and even in organizing the events. One important learning for me was in "the ability of the individual". Everyone is talented. They know how to solve problems, if given the opportunity, if forced to take the opportunity ! Our events could finish of on time, because each "Host" thought through the problem and made adjustments to ensure the events would finish off ahead of time. We started of an hour late, but finished off well ahead of time, in the process allowing our visiting friends to get to City-Center on time :-)
I guess I will stop the blabbing and let the pictures do the talking.
The only practice we had for the Tableu was 10 minutes before the event :-) great work Christo & team !
View the Group Singing by St Paul's Marthoma Yuvajana Sakhyam !
St Paul's Marthoma Church Youth League
View the photo album on the church website here.
There are a lot of tidbits missed out. Please post them as comments :-)
ps: If you have a great photo that you think depicts the Kalamela better, please share it in this blog. Post a comment or send an email to "spmcadyar" @"gmail.com" - (without the double quotes)