Arvind Balaji makes mark at mikeless Navarathri Kutcheri at Nageswara Rao Park
By Our Special Correspondent
On day one of the three-day Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park series
organised by Sundaram Finance, 13-year-old Arvind Balaji presented a
lively mikeless kutcheri, amidst chirping birds and falling leaves on
the morning of October 4 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Nageswara Rao
Park here in Mylapore. Arvind, a student of B. Uma Sankar, was
accompanied on the violin by Mugundan Samraj and on the mirudangam by
Sai Srivats R Kamath. No mikes and speakers are used at the Kutcheri in
This is the 11th year that Sundaram Finance has been organizing the Navarathri Kutcheri in the Park.
Arvind presented compositions that included Mathe
Malayathvaja (Kamas/Adhi), Karunai Seivai (Hamsadwani/ Desh Adhi),
Nadasudha (Arabhi/Roopakam), Shankari Shankuru ( Saveri/Thisra kathi
Adhi), Annaporne Visalakshi (Sama/Adhi) and Mathangi Raja Rajeswari
P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance, presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
Sundaram Finance has also been organizing monthly Kutcheri
in the Park on the first Sunday of every month since February 2007. Over
1,300 children have presented concerts at the Kutcheri in the Park.
Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes
aged below 15 years for the monthly Kutcheri in the Park. For audition
enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org