Rabin scores top grades in State Arts Fest fulfilling dreams of three mothers
Kanhangad: Rabin Raj set out to the 60th State School Youth Festival venue here with the mission to fulfil the dream of three mothers. One is his own mother Bindu and the other two are Parvathi Antharjanam and Njaloor Radha Amma who helped him meet the huge expenses of participating in the youth festival.
Rabin did not let down the three mothers. He scored ‘A’ grade in Kerala Nadanam and Kuchipudi and is confident that he will repeat his performance in upcoming Bharatanatyam event too. Rabin is really happy to return to his mothers with all the top grades he scored with their blessing.
A native of Pulamanthole, Rabin Raj is a Plus Two student at Cheekkod KKM HS School in Kizhissery in Malappuram. His father Rajan is a Theyyam artist and mother Bindu is a tailor. He has two sisters; one of them is a dancer while the other is a violinist. Rabin had almost decided not to take part in the youth festival due to financial difficulties.
However, Rabin’s dance teacher Manjeri Sivadas opposed his decision as he was convinced of his disciple’s talent. He helped Rabin to participate in the district level. In return, Rabin won first prize in all three events he took part in. But it was hard for him to go to the state level spending a huge sum.
On knowing about Rabin’s plight, ‘Mathrubhumi’ came to help him by publishing his story. Following this, Bengaluru-based Syndicate Business Group owner Sajith Njaloor took up the expenses of Rabin under their PMB-Syndicate Charitable Trust. Parvathi Antharjanam and Njaloor Radha Amma are the patrons of the trust.
Rabin came to participate in the event with the blessing of these mothers. All three mothers are elated as Rabin scored well in the event. “As soon as we reach back, he wants to seek their blessings and convey gratefulness,” Rabin’s teacher Manjeri Sivadas said.