KARUNYA CHILDREN'S HOME

20th ANNIVERSARY

Music is by Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh: Sab Se Unchi Prem Sagai

On February 6, 2012 The Karunya Children's Home and School celebrated their 20th Anniversary.

The celebration was held at the school in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu on a warm early evening under the stars.

Audience under the lights the evening of the performance

It had taken a lot of time and energy from all involved to put on the event.

Sharon and Peter with children beginning  rehearsals

Sharon and Peter with children

Many rehearsals were gone through

In rehearsals

Rehearsing the Hanuman story

The girls put on a wonderful South Indian Dance Performance

and both boys and girls acted in three plays from the Indian Tradition.

Girls doing a dance with some very big hats!

I had worked with the children for over a month on three small plays from the Indian Tradition

that were performed during the event.

Two were stories told by Sri Ramakrishna and one from the Buddhist  tradition.

Peter with the boy who played Hanuman

Working with the children in rehearsals

Rehearsals with the children

Peter and Hanuman

Children in group photo

The children were in full costumes and the event was delightful.

Hanuman, Rama, Sita, Lakshman and two monkeys

Buddha and Kisagotami in the 'the Cure of the Mustard Seed'

People who had helped the Children's Home from the beginning and over the years

were thanked and appreciated.

Final Onstage group photo