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Colourful array: Students performing a dance at a programme organised by Tamil Maiyam in Chennai on Sunday.
Colourful array: Students performing a dance at a programme organised by Tamil Maiyam in Chennai on Sunday.

Staff Reporter

Tamil Maiyam’s entertainment show Season of Love held

CHENNAI: Hamsa Veni, 70, nudged her companion to cheer louder for a song from an M.G.R.-starrer. “It is my favourite song. In my teens, I remember sneaking out of my home to watch it along with my cousin,” she said, as her friend let out a short chuckle.

Many of her fellow residents of an old-age home had their own memories to reflect upon. Tamil Maiyam’s Season of Love, an annual entertainment show organised for children and senior citizens, had many persons below 15 and above 60 tapping foot for fast numbers and waving heads for melodies in unison.

The two-day event featured a few fun-games show on Saturday and saved the rest for Sunday, when nearly 1,200 senior citizens had fun tattooing their hands and getting their hands on cotton candies.

“The event is to celebrate old age. It is to respect and revere the spirit of people whom society has forgotten,” said Member of Parliament Kanimozhi. Tamil Maiyam managing trustee Jegath Gasper said that the event was conducted for the third year in succession as a gesture of gratitude to senior citizens. On Saturday, over 1,500 children from orphanages enjoyed a merry get-together with each other.

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