Pooja's park concert impressive
CHENNAI, July 16: As part of the monthly mike-less kutcheri organised by Sundaram Finance, 12-year-old Pooja Shree Rajagopalan, a student of Modern Senior Secondary School, Nanganallur, presented a Kutcheri in the Park on a cool and cloudy Sunday (July 1) morning at 6:30 a.m. at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.
Accompanied on the Mirdangam by J. Aravind (Guru: Shri K.R.Ganesh) and on the Violin by Parur M.S. Ananthalakshmi (Guru: Shri M.A.Krishnaswamy), Pooja presented compositions that included `Kanu kontini` (Bilahari Ragam / Adhi Thalam), `Ashtapathi’ (ragamalika), `Eppo varuvaaro’ (Jonpuri) and `Geetha Dhuniku’ ( thillana of Swathi Thirunaal in Dhanashree).
Pooja is currently learning music under Guru Smt. Rajalakshmi Srinivasan. 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 small 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 mike-less Kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes. For registration, call: 94450 34557 or 91 - 44 - 2852 1181