The year 2014 is distinctly significant for Kalyanamalai. Firstly, it assumed the new name KM Wedding Events Management (P) Ltd for its Indian operations, to befit its new wedding and wedding arrangement related roles. Secondly, it opened up KM Wedding Events Management Inc., USA, to cater to the marriage fixing and wedding arrangement needs of South Indian Diasporas living in the USA. Most importantly the KM Wedding Events Management Inc. USA has become the first Indian matrimonial company to get listed in NASDAQ and traded.
The Kalyanamalai program, which has been running continuously for fourteen years on SUN TV, celebrated its entry into the 15th year and the completion of 2,50,000 marriages in a befitting way, on 3rd and 4th October 2014, at Kamaraj Arangam, Anna Road, Chennai. To benefit the wedding aspirants with an early marriage ‘Kalyanamalai Shooting’ and ‘Mega Swayamvaram’ programs were held on both the days. Good number wedding aspirants from the noted communities have participated in the Mega Swayamvaram and some of them were lucky to meet their future life partners at the hall itself. Similarly, sizable number of wedding aspiring brides and grooms took part in the Kalyanamalai SUN TV shooting, got introduced by Kalyanamalai Mohan and expressed their aspirations about their future life partners. The program, which enjoys over 90% success rate, is expected to benefit most of them.
First Day Program
The evening program on 3rd October, started with a devotional prayer. Thirumathi Meera Nagarajan the CEO and Executive Director of KM Matrimony delivered the welcome address. Thiru K. Sivakumar, Managing Director, RmKV, inaugurated the function with the lighting of the Kuthuvilakku and talked on the role of Kalyanamalai in arranging the marriages. Thiru Ila Ganesan, BJP leader and Chief Guest of the day, talked in length about the marriages, role of Kalyanamalai in arranging the marriages and his association with the organisation. Thiru T S Krishnamurthy, former election commissioner, recalled his first meeting with Mr.Mohan and praised the role of Kalyanamalai. Thiru M. N. Krishnamani, former president of Delhi Tamil Sangam, remembered his attending the Kalyanamalai programs held at New Delhi. Thiru Suresh Venkatachari, who played a major role in establishing the USA operations of Kalyanamalai, shared his experience with Kalyanamalai. Similarly, Thiru Pyramid Natarajan recalled how Kalyanamalai took shape and made progress to reach and establish its present status. Thiru Kalyanamalai Mohan honored the guests and advertisers by presenting shawls and mementos. Thirumathi Meera Nagarajan thanked the sponsors and advertisers for their role in organizing the function.
On the evening of 3rd October an interesting Pattimandram lead by cinema and drama fame S. Vee.Sekar was held. Pattimandram exponents like Thiru. Madurai Muthu, Thirumathi. Soumiya, Prof.Sundharavalli, Thiru. Sivakumar, Thiru. Baski and Thiru. Seshadhri took part in it. The chosen pattimandram topic Uravugal Pinnip pinainthullatha allathu vittu vilagiyullathaa’ (whether the personal relationship of today is closer than before or drifting away) offered enough scope to the participating speakers to show their oratorical skills. While, Madurai Muthu, Prof Sundaravalli and Soumia emphasized that relationships have become more closer now a days, Seshadri, Baski and Sivakumar presented a different picture. S. Vee. Sekar, conducted the proceedings in his own inimitable fashion, thus bringing peels of continuous laughter from the audience. With his lively and timely interventions, Sekar kept the audience in joyous mood all through the show. Finally, he talked in length on the existing relationships from all the angles and with a heavy heart gave his verdict that relationships are no more intact and started drifting away. The participating audience had a good and enjoyable evening.
Second Day Program
The second day evening program Nalamariya Aaval, a Special Talk Show, started with a prayer song by Karnataka Sangeetha Vidwan Sikkil G Gurucharan. Thiru N Murali, MD, Krishna Sweets, Thiru Suresh Venkatachari, Managing Partner, Unifina Partners, Thiru S.T.Gopal, Zonal Head, IndusInd bank, Thiru A.R.Kannan, Chief Manager, ICICI Bank and Thiru Karthik Subramanian, Founder & CEO, Purple Stream, graced the occasion, light the Kuthuvilakku and spoke a few words. Thiru Vijaya Bhaskar, Director, thanked the advertisers and sponsors and Thiru K Sridhar, Director, thanked the invitees and audience present at the function.
The thoughtfully arranged special talk show – Nalamariya Aaval included topics on the evils that plague the society and called for the ways to overcome such evils in order to lead a pleasant and happy life. The large audience present at the auditorium listened to the speeches of well-known oratorical specialists such as Thiru Suki Sivam, Thiru Indira Soundarajan, Dr. G. Sivaraman, Thiru Raja, and Thirumathi Bharathi Baskar and conveyed their appreciation through continuous claps. Thirumathi Meera Nagarajan, whose name also figured among the speakers, could not deliver her speech due to paucity of time.
Thiru Indira Soundarajan spoke on the topic Irai Nambikkai (belief in god). His free flow of talk with right anecdotes enthralled the audience and every one present appreciated his conclusion that belief in god not only guides us but also brings us mental solace.
Dr.Sivaraman, who is well-known for his passion to keep our food heritage, delivered his speech on the subject Unavu Paarambariam. He talked in length about our heritage foods and how they shaped the lives of our ancestors to live a disease free life. He provided examples to explain, how our changing food habits are making people sick, with cholesterol and sugar related problems. He suggested various ways, to change from our present food habits, to our own traditional food varieties, to lead a healthy life.
Thirumathi Bharathi Bhaskar conveyed her thoughts on Samooga Aram (Social Ethics). Her emotional talk on the evils of the society and how such evils keeps the common citizen in tender hooks, kept everyone in spell-bound. She did not mince her words, to express surprise on some of the political fall outs and its consequences.
Thiru Pattimandram Raja, who was known for his witty talks, chose to talk on the subject Ilaya Samuthayam (Younger Generation). He spoke in length about the younger generation, on how they behave and what they lack. While, he was appreciative of their intelligence in handling the technology, he was equally vocal about how the same technology, if not rightly handled, will lead to their downfall. He cautioned the parents and suggested them to have a friendly approach with the younger generation at home.
Thiru Suki Sivam delivered his speech on the role of women in shaping the society under the title Penne Nee Vazhga. He talked in length about the characters to be assumed by them in tackling some of the growing evils. He described the ways in which a woman can bring changes in the family and in turn in the society. He explained about, how the effective role of her will benefit the society in large and in turn the country. His fluent and articulated Tamil presentation helped everyone to understand the subject easily and appreciate his efforts.
At the end of the program, Thiru Kalyanamalai Mohan made an emotional appeal to the audience present at the auditorium, to play their effective part in eradicating the plaguing evils of the society. He expressed his elation on the fine presentations made under the topics and thanked the speakers.
While the first day evening program, enthralled the audience present at the auditorium with enjoyment and laughter, the second day program, kindled the finer inner feelings of the audience and made them feel emotional. Everyone present on the day, univocally appreciated the effort of Kalyanamalai in presenting the thoughtful topic Nalamariya Aaval and left the auditorium with a contented feeling.
Our special thanks go to RmKV, who supports us in all our events and programs. We extend our hearty thanks to the sponsors and advertisers of our 15th year inauguration M/s.Malar Properties, IndusInd Bank, Purple Knot, Lalitha Jewellers, ICICI Bank, Vivah, Sri Krishna Sweets, Shree’s, Corporation Bank, Chennai Doc, Vijayaram Coffee and Athithi.