SG50 Malayalee Carnival is a collaborative event by +25 Malayalee Organizations in Singapore in conjunction with the SG50 and Onam celebrations. The event is planned to inaugurate a Bursary that the Malayalee Community wishes to set up as an everlasting contribution to celebrate our nation’s 50th Anniversary.
Malayalees are people who have their origin from the southern Indian province of Kerala. Malayalees form the second largest community of Indian ethnic group and has many stalwarts in its ranks such as Chief Justice of Singapore, Mr. Sudersh Menon, Ambassador at Large Mr. Gopinatha Pillai and Minister of State Mr. Eswaran. The community also has three MPs in the last Parliament of Singapore.
The event will be held on 06th September 2015 at Naval Base Secondary School.
This Press Release is prepared to provide an overall picture of the event, key event highlights and details of GOH segments to enable the Press in Singapore to cover this unique event.
- Inauguration of Singapore Malayalee NUS Bursary.
- GOH Minister of Foreign Affairs and Law Mr. K Shanmugam, Mr. Vikram Nair MP, Sembawang GRC.
- 2500 Participants from +25 organizations.
- Traditional Flower Arrangement.
- Cultural Extravaganza
- Malayalee Got Talent – Talent exhibition in the model of a reality show
- Singapore Through Five Decades – Theme show by +20 Malayalee Associations and 175 performers
- Carnival in a tent with the following
- Heritage wall featuring contribution of Malayalees in Singapore.
- Activity Corners.
- Games Corner.
- Traditional Banana Leaf Lunch.
Details of Key Highlights
Singapore Malayalee – NUS Bursary
The national average of Indian students who finish secondary school and reaching University education stands at 11%, well below the national average of 25%. Malayalee Community in partnership with the National University of Singapore is planning to set up a bursary to the tune $500,000 to provide financial assistance to needy students to help bridge this gap in the Indian Community’s educational goals. The Bursary will aim to collect $250,000 from the Malayalee Community and matched with equal Government grants will target a total value of $500,000. The Bursary will be launched at this event and the collections are expected to be completed by Dec 2015.
SG50 Special Thiruvaathira Dance by 50 Performers
Thiruvaathira is a group dance performed during the celebration of Onam, the most celebrated Malayalee festival. The dance with sinuous movements executed by a group of women performers around a lamp following a circular, pirouetting pattern accompanied by clapping and singing. As part of SG50 Celebrations, a group of 50 Performers will be performing Singapore’s largest Thiruvaathira ever.
Singapore through Five Decades Theme Show
175 Performers from 20 Malayalee Associations will present a unique performance that will chronicle the history of our nation, the challenges we faced and celebrate our diversity and unity. The three hours show is divided into five segments, each depicting our course in history for a decade. The show will present the birth of our nation, the building of its foundations, the surging ahead of our progress, the wave of immigrants and the consolidation of our achievements. The show will be enriched with multi-media contents and variety of traditional and contemporary performances.
Heritage Wall – The Carnival will present a heritage wall will feature the contribution of Malayalee Community to Singapore. The Wall will display a collection of research, archives and memorabilia of the Malayalee Community and its contribution to the nation-building of Singapore.
More details, visit Website: http://www.sg50malayaleecarnival.com/