Periyar 144 Birthday Celebration

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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.


  • 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.
  • The time must not exceed two(2) minutes
  • Kavithai can be your own (we strongly encourage it) – even a few lines based on Dravidian ideology, Periyar, rationalism or self-respect or about the founding fathers of Dravidam
  • You may write in Tamil or English
  • Pick an established Kavithai (Poets list is given below) relating to the theme only and recite
  • Poets: Bharathidasan, Kalaignar Karunandihi, Pattukottai Kalyanasundaranar


  • Registration is FREE to participate in this event
  • Registration is due by Sep 05, 2022 11:59 PM (EST)