The Annual Convention at Manjakkudi is structured as a cultural knowledge sharing platform that enables students from rural India to gain education of our vast heritage and traditions and also experience the aesthetic beauty by appreciating classical dance and music. The recent Annual Convention at Manjakkudi was conducted from 23 January to 28 January at Manjakkudi. The main highlights were thought-provoking speeches on Sanskrit and Tamil literature, knowledge systems, architecture and historic connections between north and south. In the evenings, the audience was treated to music and theatre performances by eminent artistes and students of the educational institutions at Manjakudi
The village of Manjakkudi earned one more feather in its cap – with its inauguration of the Swami Dayananda Centre for Learning by Carnatic musician Padma Shri Bombay Jayashri Ramnath.
The genesis of this project goes back to 2019, when a fundraiser was begun with the help of Smt. Jayashri Ramnath to build a space for the performing arts and sciences. SDET partnered with fundraising platform Milaap to raise the required. In a heartwarming gesture, Jayashriji released her title track from her album ‘Moon Child’ for the cause.