All of us at KM Matrimony are happy that Kalyanamalai has completed 12 years and entered into the 13th year of its service. What makes us more happier and satisfied is its achievement to complete 1,71,000 marriages within the short-span. The 13th anniversary celebrations were held at Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai, on 3rd November 2012.

Kalyanamalai, which started as a bride and groom introduction program on SUN TV, has started drawing the attention of the viewers with its pattimandram programs that revolved around the society and its improvement. Today Kalyanamalai continues in its mission of uniting the people through marriage by using the internet, Kalyanamalai fortnightly magazine and ground events. We earnestly believe that we could achieve this growth only due to the continued affection and recognition of our services by the public and the faith and support of our advertisers and sponsors. We take this opportunity to thank every one of them.

The day the event was announced our office was flooded with phone calls from the wedding aspirants who wanted to participate in the bride or groom introduction program being conducted by Kalyanamalai Mohan. Maximum numbers of deserving applicants were invited to participate in the Kalyanamalai shooting. As usual, we have chosen the bigger Kamarajar Arangam for our celebrations to enable more number of people to participate in the shooting and relish the pattimandram talk show.

Thiru Gangai Amaran, the well known Cinema Director who led some of the earlier pattimandrams of Kalyanamalai has kindly consented to lead the pattimandram this time too. Kalyanamalai was always known for choosing topic that are more relevant and have an impact on the society. This time also a very relevant topic ‘Whether the Cinema affects the Society or the Society affects the Cinema’ was chosen for the pattimandram discussion. Thiru Thambi Ramaiah, Thiru Ilavarasu and Thiru Raju Murugan have given their consent to argue in favour of cinema and Pulavar Ramalingam, Lawyer Sumathi and Professor Sundaravalli have agreed to counter their arguments.

Though, the morning of 3rd November was cloudy, it did not deter the eager participants of Kalyanamalai program to reach Kamarajar Arangam in large numbers. The arangam became crowded and busy with the participants of Kalyanamalai shooting and the wedding aspirants and parents came who came to attend the Kalyanamalai Thirumana Thiruvizha program at the same venue in the morning. The participants of Thirumana Thiruvizha have received appropriate matching profiles immediately on registration.

The Kalyanamalai – SUN TV program enjoys a unique distinction. More than 95% of the participants introduced by Kalyanamalai Mohan in the program could receive a good number of matching proposals and got married within a few months. Therefore it did not surprise us when we find a good number marriage aspirants flocked to the shooting location to participate in the program.

A large number of people which includes the Kalyanamalai registered members and other common public have started occupying the vantage seats of Kamarajar Arangam right from 5.00 PM, which clearly shows the popularity gained by the Kalyanamalai Pattimandram programs.

The evening program started with a speech of Thirumathi. Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director of KM Matrimony. She precisely explained the start, growth and the future plans of Kalyanamalai and thanked everyone who has contributed for the growth. She explained how Vision Times stood with Kalyanamalai from the day one and thanked RMkV for its continued support. She also thanked Vasan Eye Care, Chennai diamonds, Parveen Travels and Corporation Bank for their support. She happily gave a brief about Light Foundation the social services arm of KM Matrimony.

Thiru Kalyanamalai Mohan delivered the welcome address in his own style with a smiling face. He honoured Thiru K. Sivakumar, Managing Director of RmKV, Thiru P.V. Chanbdrasekaran, DGM, Chennai zonal Office, Corporation Bank and Dr.Kamala Selvaraj with golden shawls.

The Pattimandram which started with an introductory speech of Gangai Amaran, switched into the top gear and gained the attention of everyone with interesting arguments from both the sides. Thiru Gangai Amaran concluded the arguments with his verdict.

It was a bonanza for the participating public. RMkV textiles presented cash coupons worth Rs.1000/- each to 10 people who have correctly filled the entry forms. Krishna Sweets presented Sweet and Savory in a pocket to everyone, while Coca Cola gave Minute Maid drink to everybody. Athithi Seva a unit of KM Matrimony which provides total wedding planning services supplied hot tea to everyone to brave the chilly weather of the rainy day.

Every one of the participants appreciated the hospitality and affection shown by the administration and staff of Kalyanamalai.