To a better life
PREPARE for a showcase of beautiful Indian culture as Sutra Foundation brings a new look to its show Ganjam this month at Auditorium DBKL, City Hall. Having had a first run during the popular citywide festival DiverseCity last year, Sutra Foundation Chairman Datuk Ramli Ibrahim felt the time was right to bring Ganjam back for a second go with tweaked and reimagined choreography and narrative.
Ganjam pays tribute to the region of Southern Odisha, home to some of the state’s most prolific medieval composers, poets and literary figures. Ramli and long- time collaborator Guru Gajendra Panda – a native of the small township of Ganjam – have dipped into the colourful history of the scenic region and authentically adapted that into a stage production. Ganjam has been described as a “collage rather than a linear tale” featuring overlapping stories that, as with many of Ibrahim’s shows, flirt with mythical origins of the gods and goddesses. A fund raising gala performance of the production is set to take place on March 27 at 5pm, with 100% of the proceeds going to the EduNation Tamil Education Project, an initiative co- founded by Brickfields Asia College managing director Raja Singham.
The collaboration is another step in EduNation’s mission of providing free worldclass education for anyone, anywhere.
Raja Singham said, “When we set up EduNation back in 2012, it was my hope that we encourage our students in Malaysia to realise their talents and potential, providing them with the educational resources they need to succeed academically in school. I am pleased to inform that EduNation now has grown into an innovative education project which touches the lives of students not only in Malaysia but all over the world.”
Ganjam’s artistic director Ramli said, “We are thrilled and honoured to be associated with EduNation and Brickfields Asia College. The entire cast and crew understand how important the collaboration with EduNation is in changing the lives of communities across Malaysia. Education, arts and culture are important in nation- building and in nurturing the development of a healthy and positive mindset and worldview."
All proceeds will go towards the costs incurred to put the entire Tamil primary school syllabus online and teacher training for Tamil headmasters and school teachers
By the end of this year, children in 524 Tamil schools across Malaysia will be able to study anywhere at any time, with just the help of a connected device. Don’t miss this spectacular production that takes you on a colourful journey back through time to Ganjam on March 27 ( Sunday), 5pm, at Auditorium DBKL. Lend your support to the EduNation Tamil Education Project and give these students and teachers the opportunity to reach their full potential.
For invitations, contact Mithila at 0112125 4097 or e- mail mithila@ bac. edu. my.
sutra Foundation brings a new look to its show this month at Auditorium DBKL, City hall.