Music Festival 2016
Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra’s Cultural Festival Inaugurated
on Sunday, 20th November 2016 at its Mylapore premises by Sri R. Seshasayee, Chairman, Infosys Limited. . Smt. Vishakha Hari, an eminent Harikatha Exponent and Smt. Gayathri Venkataraghavan, a leading Carnatic Vocalist were awarded the Bhavan’s P. Obul Reddy and P. Gnanambal Life Time Achievement Awards instituted by Sri P. Vijaykumar Reddy and Dr. Preetha Reddy. The Awards which carried a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, a medallion, a citation and a shawl were presented in a colourful function held at Bhavan’s Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium. Sri L. Sabaretnam, Chairman, Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra Presided ouver the function
Sri S.S. Rajsekar, Bhavan’s Kala Kendra Sub-Committee Chairman welcomed the gathering .. Smt. Vishakha Hari and Smt. Gayathri Venkataraghavan said that they are very happy to receive the Bhavan’s Life Time Achievement Award which is of immense value to her especially when it is being received during the Centenary Year of MS Subbulakshmi in their acceptance speech . The Inaugural Festival concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Sri K.N. Ramaswamy, Director, Bhavan’s Chennai.
The function was followed by Hari katha by Vishakha Hari.
Chairman Distributed certificates to those completed the Integral Yoga instructor course.
The convocation of Bhavan’s Gandhi Institute was held on 15.11.2016. Shri Irai Anbu Principal Secretary to Govt of Tamilnadu was the chief Guest and distributed the certificates to the Senior Citizens and students . Sri L Sabaretnam Chairman Chennai Kendra presided over the function. Sri K.N.Ramaswami Director Chennai Kendra and Chief Zonal coordinator Southern Zone of the Gandhi Institute briefed about salient features of the Institute. Sri Praveen Service provider briefed about the courses conducted at the Institute. Sri R.Vaidyanathan Director Chennai Kendra proposed vote of Thanks. The function ended with National Anthem
2016.09.17 Sri Ranga Vaibhavam
“ SRIRANGA VAIBHOGAME “ an Illustrated presentation by Historian Dr. Chithra Madhavan on history, architecture and sculptures of the Srirangam Temple interspersed with Dr. S. Sowmya’s rendition of songs on the Kshetram and Lord Ranganatha, compositions from Sangam Literature, Nalayira Divya Prabandham Sri Tyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar was presented on 19.09.2016
The Onam Celebration were held Tuesday, 13th September 2016 at Bhavan’s Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium. Academy of Art and Culture performed KAIKOTTI KALI AND KUMMI and Sri Prabal Gupta and Mythili Anoop performed SRI KRISHNA GEETAM-ASTAPADIYATTAM a Jugalbandhi –Kathakali and Mohiniattam
2016-05-22 Maha Periyava Jayanthi
123rd Jayanthi of His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati (Sage of Kanchi ) was celebrated in association with Veda Pata Nidhi Trust on 22nd May 2016 at Bhavan’s Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium under the auspices of Neela Subramanian Endowment. Veda Parayan and honouring the Vedic Pundits who chanted veda parayanam were honoured. This was followed by a Tamil Drama “ Sri Bagavan Nama Bodendral ” Staged by Bombay Gnanam & Mahalakshmi Ladies Drama Group.
Bhavans Book Release - 05.04.2016
“ The Bhavan’s Publications “ Rich Tradition Richer Heritage “ authored by the Bhavan’s President, Sri Surendralal G. Mehta and Living in Rhythm with Nature, Simple Steps to Holistic Health authored by Smt. Prema Raghavan were released on 5th April 2016 at Bhavan’s Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium at Mylapore. Padma Bhushan Professor B.M. Hegde, Former Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University and Chairman, Bhavan’s Mangalore Kendra released the books and Sri N. Ravi, Director, Kasturi & Sons ( The Hindu ) and Vice-Chairman, Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra received the First Copies. Smt. Prema Raghavan was also present on the inaugural function. Sri L. Sabaretnam, Chairman, Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra Presided. There was a Musical Discourse “ Sri Rama Nama Prabhavam “ by Ms. Sindhujha Chandramouli & Troupe after the function
SRI RAMA NAVAMI UTSAV was conducted at Bhavan’s Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium at Mylapore 0n 15th and 16th. On 15th April Carnatic Vocal Concert by Sri T.M. Krishna and Party and on 16th at 6.30 pm : A group dance titled “ SUNDARAKANDAM “ choreographed by Smt. Anitha Guha with students of Bharathanjali Trust and Guest Artists
Shradhanjali to His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal ( Sage of Kanchi ) in association with Veda Pata Nidhi Trust was paid on 8th January 2016. Vedic Pundits chanted three vedas were honoured. This was followed by Musicla tribute to sage of Kanchi by Bramhasri Ganesh Sarma with J.B.Keerthana (vocal) and J.B.Sruthisagar (Violin) .Shri L Sabaretnam Chairman Chennai Kendra graced the Occasion .