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Varshini impressive at Park concert
CHENNAI, June 3: In front of an informal audience at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore, comprising music connoisseurs and morning park walkers, 13-year-old K. Varshini, a student of The Hindu Senior Secondary School, Adyar, presented a lively Kutcheri last Sunday morning at 06.30 a.m. as part of the monthly mikeless kutcheri organized by Sundaram Finance.

Varshini, who is learning music under Dr. Ushalakshmi Krishnamurthy, was accompanied on the Violin by T. Kishore (a student of Shri M.S.G. Suresh) and on the Mirdangam by Karthik (a student of Shri Ranganathan).

Vashini’s presentation included compositions such as Veenai Kuppaiyer’s Vinayaka Ninnu (Hamsadhwani), Gopalakrishna Bharathi’s Sabapathikku (Abogi), Thyagarajar’s Sarasa Saamadhaana (Kapi Narayani), Muthuswami Dikshithar’s Sivakameshwari (Kalyani), Periyasami Dhooran’s Kaliyuga Varadhan (Bridavana Saranga) and Annamacharya’ Brahmam Okate (Bowli) S. Sivakumar, Senior Vice-President (Operations) Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the performing artistes.

This is the 7th year that Sundaram Finance has been organizing the monthly mikeless Sunday Kutcheri in the Park.

The idea behind the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park is to promote young musical talent aged below 15 years and to help them shed their inhibitions and give them the confidence to move up to the next level.

The focus is to make the Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park a stepping stone for young children to present their musical talent in front of an audience and to serve as a launch pad for these young budding artistes.

Over 500 children have presented the mikeless Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park so far. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes.

For registration, call 94450 34557 or 91 - 44 - 2852 1181