SAMA FRANCE - A nEW BEgining
DURING THIS COVID 19 PANDEMIC Please contact us if you are in distress. OUR HELPLINE IS READY TO HELP.
CALL FOR MALAYALEE TALENT
This lock down phase has been a time for self introspection and a period when our dear family members would have had time to re-discover their hidden talents and fine-tune and polish their artistic abilities.
SAMA France recognizes the urge in many of you to display your talent and therefore the committee would like to provide you a platform to show case the same. We would be absolutely delighted to host every talented person in our SAMA group live at your earliest convenience.
So, what are you waiting for? Please announce your talent to one of our committee members, book a slot and come on live. This would also serve as a live audition for you brilliant folks to perform on-stage for our next public SAMA France event.
Looking forward to your participation and performance live!
wmf FRANCE paint @ home (above 16 years) contest winners
1st Prize : Abijith N James
2nd Prize : Lakshmi Jayakumar
3rd Prize : Vikas Mathew
wmf FRaNCE PAINT @ HOME (below 16 YEARS) CONTEST WINNERS
1st Prize : Sathwik Prasanth
2nd Prize : Aaron Thomas
3rd Prize : Niharika Sreekumar
wmf FRANCE lockdown photo contest winners
1st Prize : Prasanth Mohanachandran
2nd Prize : Athira Roy
3rd Prize : Thejaswini Susobhanan
WMF France tik-tok contest winners
1st Prize : Sariga S Babu
2nd Prize : Sreedevi Namboothiri & Nitesh Earkara
3rd Prize : Albin Joseph Parecattil & Subin Manjeri
WMF FRANCE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
As we are going through an unprecedented and difficult time due to the global pandemic, SAMA France, as announced earlier is engaged in helping the needy students and other Parisian Malayalis in distress, to provide them food and other relief materials. As we are a non-profit organization with limited resources, we would like to seek help from our Parisian fraternity to provide immediate relief to the needy. Hence, SAMA is initiating a campaign to help raise funds for this noble cause. Please contribute to the same.
WMf FRANCE BULLETIN NAMING CONTEST
As you are already aware, SAMA Bulletin will be transformed into a monthly journal, and this will include literary articles from Malayalees in France.
We would also like to announce a ‘Journal Naming Contest’ and the winning entry will be the future name of our online journal. Winner will receive exciting prizes.
Please submit your entry here or PM your suggestion to the committee members.
wmf FRANCE SUPPORT FOR "SAMAM"
COVID 19 has invoked a lot of despair, worry and stress around the world. This pandemic has certainly affected the livelihood of numerous performing artists worldwide.
Singers of Malayalam film industry have entertained, delighted, charmed and enthralled us for years, however, since the advent of the virus, innumerable artists are in distress.
SAMAM, Singers Association of Malayalam Movies, have initiated a fund raising campaign to support the helpless and needy fraternity of brilliant singers. Some of our prominent guests of the last few days like Mr Venugopal Gee, Mrs Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, have participated in live programs to raise funds for SAMAM.
SAMA France, at this juncture, extends their sincere support to the cause and would request all Malayalees in France to do their bit to support the great artists who have soothed, comforted and consoled us with their melodies for years.
MASKS FOR COVID - 19 RELIEF
As we plan to continue on with our non-quarantine life after the ‘lock down’ period concludes, on May 11th, ‘Masks’ will be an integral part of our life style. While wearing masks is not mandatory for most part of your day to day activities, it is widely recommended to use one, to avoid contracting the infamous virus. There is a pro-active plan introduced by government agencies to make these masks available to all legal residents of France/Paris. However, if one has not gotten hold of these masks yet, SAMA France has got you covered. SAMA France has now started distributing masks. We will be posting these masks on a first come-first serve basis.
Desperate times creates heroes, new avatars and angels. We have one such Samaritan among st us and her name is Shanti Valuparambil. Mrs Shanti has made a conscientious and heart warming effort to donate her time to create masks for the Malayalees in France.
FRAUD ALERT - AVOID THESE GROUPS
We would like to spread awareness that, although this sounds promising and tempting, these short cuts must be ideally avoided and this path should not be taken to plan your future and this could probably land you in trouble. These fake agents could send you a private message with promises they cannot fulfill. Please note that, in case such groups/marketers target you, this is definitely not with the knowledge of our committee or administrators