It was an exhilarating moment when we kept receiving tremendous good news about Tamil school students’ achievements.
With that being said, let us give a big shout-out to the trios made up of young geniuses comprising Maonisaa Kanapathy (Year 5), Monika Umindran (Year 4), and Ram Mathan (Year 4) blitzed their way to VIII World Cup of Folklore - Veliko Tarnovo 2023, Bulgaria along with their teachers as these team of dedicated educators have provided constant support along with their continuous training and preparation for the competition.
Now all eyes will be on the young geniuses…
Let’s have a look at the accolades earned by students:
- 2nd Place World Cup of Folklore
- Grand Prix Award
- Diploma High-Quality Presentation
- Gold Medal - Category Folklore Ensembles (mixed), process performance (Nirmala)
- Gold Medal - Category Folklore Dance, Authentic Folklore (Tarian Magunatip, Tarian Piring, Tarian Sewang, Kolattam)
- Gold Medal - Category Folklore Dances, Modern Choreography (Tarian Joget Gamelan)
- Diploma of Participation
Phewww, out of all odds, they’ve put Malaysia on the world map, and we can’t thank them enough as the entire team makes us beam with pride.
While it is indeed a joyous moment for the team. We must note that sweat and tears have been poured into their ingenious invention at a tender young age. Not forgetting the student’s teachers, Retha Nadarajah and Anjalay Dewi Paramasua who tirelessly and relentlessly trained and prepared the young minds for the competition.
It reminds the writer that there could be nothing happier for a teacher than hard work by relentlessly training and preparing for the exhibition to have your students walk out of the convention centre with a huge smile on their faces. Good job teachers!
A special mention to the PIBG Chairman of SJK (T) Bukit Darah, Mr. Kana, for his commitment and unwavering dedication to the school. His leadership and guidance have enabled us to reach remarkable heights, ensuring that all educational programmes and competitions run without a hitch.
The European Association of Folklore Festivals (EAFF) recently spear-headed an amazing event that took place from 11th to 15th May 2023 in Bulgaria and was attended by 152 groups from all over the world. It was an incredible event that brought together participants from different cultures and backgrounds to celebrate their individual and collective heritage.
Equipped with wonderful God-given gifts and talents, let us celebrate their accomplishments and continue to support and encourage young talents in their pursuit of excellence. May their journey of success continue, and may they inspire many more with their exceptional abilities.