Periyar 144 Birthday Celebration

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Periyar, a great social revolutionary born more than a century and a half later than Rousseau, was a dauntless warrior…a free thinker who engaged his sharp intellect, questioned age old senseless beliefs and customs and tried to break free from the shackles of meaningless traditions and expose the master minded manipulation behind those beliefs..


  • All the participants will get an award of $25 USD e-gift card.
  • Participants will receive an e-certificate (sent to their email id a week after the event)
  • Special prizes will be announced at the end of the program. The winner must be present to avail of this grand opportunity!


  • Participant must reside in North America (USA,Canada, and Mexico)
  • Participant must be 21 years or under
  • Participants can register for ONLY ONE LIVE EVENT (Speech, Song/Poem)
  • Drawing, Skit and Essay writing are EARLY SUBMISSION events ONLY. Kindly e-mail your submission to due by Wed. Sept 7, 2022.


  • Registration is FREE to participate in this event
  • Registration Deadline : Mon, Sep 5, 2022 11:59 PM (EST)


“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist and lecturer 

Recite a Poem

Poetry is a creative expression which helps us relate/understand and appreciate people and things around us. Unleash the poet/artist in you – be it a poem or drawing – be a avant-garde composer (age appropriate) as you explore the themes of social justice, gender equality, humanism, rationalism and human rights.

Sing a Song

There’s something magical about music. Singing a song is powerful as well. Music has the power to connect people, evoke thinking, reflect and emulate. When harnessed for a cause, music unites and inspires.

Essay Writing

Let your creative juices flow from your pen to paper. Periyar 144 celebratory event encourages you to bring out the writer in you.


A picture is worth a thousand words. Periyar 144 celebratory event encourages you to showcase your artistic talent to draw/paint a picture relating to Social Justice, Equality & Humanism. We can’t wait to see the works of our little Picassos.

Skit / Maruvedam

Dressing up and acting out stories with power & conviction… Drama is a very compelling way for child actors to walk around in the “world of the leaders who have made a difference to mankind”...