vocalist Sudha Ragunathan launches Samudhaaya
Foundation’s Calendar for 2011. 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
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.
Details of the calendar are available online at
www.sudharagunathan.com and it 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
versatililty 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',