Children told to trust their mothers and share their feelings with them
The campus of Sree Ushodaya Educational Institutions at Poranki near here became the venue for paying tributes to mother and motherhood on Monday, when The Hindu in association with the school organised International Mother's Day celebrations.
The vicinity was filled with sentiments and expression of profound love for mothers, as the speakers freely gave vent to their feelings. It was an honour to all mothers and expression of gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child.
The speakers recollected many instances and spoke about the greatness of motherly love quoting various poems and stories.
Post Master General Sarada Sampath, chief guest of the evening, expressed the view that the parents should not thrust their ideas on children and give some space to them to prove themselves.
Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala director J. Vasantha Kumari explained how children feel about their mother at different ages as they grow, and requested the children to trust their mothers and share their feelings with them.
Sudheekshan Foundation chairperson Chigurupati Vimala, who has been actively working to create awareness about road safety, suggested that every mother should adopt one neglected child instead of merely caring and loving their own children. “Pay their tuition fee or at least provide a square meal. Don't limit your love just to your kids,” she said.
SKCV Children's Trust chairperson Bhakti Manihara felt that mothers should teach their children spiritual aspect of life as well, as it was missing now a days.
The environs turned emotional when P. Amrutham, a woman with meagre financial resources, narrated the story of how she brought up her daughter Nagalakshmi, a physically challenged girl with multiple disorders, by overcoming many hurdles. The story was published in these columns on December 29, 2009. Even as The Hindu and the Sree Ushodaya Educational Institutions jointly handed over a token financial assistance to her, donations poured in and audience gave a standing ovation to her for her profound love towards her child.
A skit performed by students of SKCV Trust illustrated the feelings of a mother, ‘how her child should be?' Dance performances like ‘Bhanda Nrityam' by students of Kalakshetra, a dance school, enthralled the audience.
Paintings done by students of Spoorthi Art School on mother were a visual delight, and spoke volumes of mother's love.
The Hindu Regional Manager K. Chandrasekaran, Sree Ushodaya Educational Institutions' correspondent Yarlagadda Raja Babu, Poranki panchayat upa sarpanch Bode Prasad, Anumolu Prabhakara Rao of Lions Club and others spoke.
Earlier in the day, a rally was taken out by the students and staff of the school highlighting the importance of mother in everybody's life.
The rally was flagged off by District Education Officer D. Venkata Subbaiah.
It passed through many localities in Poranki and Edupugallu.