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Pranav makes mark at Park concert
CHENNAI, March 6: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 12-year-old Pranav Arcot, a Class VII student of Hari Shree Vidhyalayam, presented a lively vocal Carnatic music performance at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore last Sunday (March 5). The concert was held between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. Mikes and speakers are not used at the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park.

Pranav, who is learning music from Smt. Jeyasri Jeyaraj Krishnan, was accompanied on the Violin by Vibhu Ravindran (Disciple of Lalgudi Srimathi Brahmanandam) and on the Mirudangam by A Rohit (Disciple of Kalaimamani Thiruvarur Sri Bakthavathsalam).

Pranav presented compositions that included Vallabha (Begada – Rupakam), Sadamadin (Gambhiravani – Adi) and Kamalacharane (Amrithabehag – Adi).

P Viswanathan, Company Secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Launched in February 2006, the idea of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park is to provide opportunities to young budding talent aged below 15 years to present in front of an informal park audience amidst chirping birds and falling leaves. Around 1,100 children have presented Kutcheri to-date. Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes to present the mikeless kutcheri.

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