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Nritya Kalanidhi for Rama Vaidyanathan, Narthaki Nataraj and Bragha Bessel

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Heartfulness Institute is a non-profit organization teaching meditation to millions of people across 5000 centers in over 160 countries

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The Fellowship of the Akademi is the most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to 40 at any given time.

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The function will also see PMF awards (Distinguished Carnatic Musicians Award) given away to Vainika K. Srivatsa, Vocalist S. Mathangi, Mridangist Erode Nagaraj, Flautist T. Sashidhar and Morsing artist Nerkunam Manikandan.

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Chairman of Tata Sons, N. Chandresekeran, will preside over the Sadas, which will be held on the evening of January 1, 2023. Senior singers Bombay Jayashri, Nithyasree Mahadevan and Aruna Sairam aren’t giving concerts for the Academy this time around, it appears.

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The Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar carries a purse of Rs. 25,000. The Yuva Puraskar will be presented at a special ceremony by the Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi.

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This is, perhaps, for the first time in the annals of the December music festival in Chennai that an app is designed also to provide in a single place and in a consolidated way concert schedules of the sabhas across the city of Chennai.

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The festival, hosted by Sundaram Finance, is about celebrating the rich traditions of the country.

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Krea Kutcheris could be an ideal setting for convergence of students, academicians and others alike to savour the festivity around the December Music Season in Chennai.

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December is indeed special for the people of Chennai, in general, and music buffs, in particular. For, December brings everybody - from starters to stars - into the Mecca of Carnatic music. They all make a beeline for Chennai to showcase their hard-learnt talent to a discerning audience.

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The Saraswathi Puraskaram has been instituted in honour of Saraswathi Pattabhi Raman.

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Her voice seems to have acquired a metallic glow after two years of Covid-induced sabbatical from normal kutcheris in sabhas.

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The award is instituted to recognise significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields.

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M.K. Stalin, TN CM, will be chief guest at the inaugural function. Chairman of Tata Sons, N. Chandresekeran, will preside over the Sadas, which will be held on the evening of January 1, 2023. Young artistes get senior slots

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Among the awardees are: Gowri Kuppuswamy, Anasuya Kulkarni (Carnatic Vocal), Mangad Natesan (Carnatic Vocal), R. Ramani (Carnatic Veena) and Kolanka Laxman Rao (Mridangam).

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The concert was preceded by Ranjani and Gayatri unveiling ‘The Wisdom Bridge’, a book penned by Kamlesh Patel ‘Daaji’ – Guide of Heartfulness.

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This concert series for the kids is a significant component of the annual Navarathri festival around the Mylapore Kapali temple in the heart of the city of Chennai.