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Sunday Kutcheri in the Park enters 14th year with a lively concert by Manaswini
CHENNAI, February 2: As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 14-year-old Manaswini Sathyanarayanan, a student of Smt. Neeraja Badrinath, presented a lively mikeless kutcheri on the morning of February between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore.

The kutcheri marked the beginning of the 14th year of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park.

Accompanied on the Violin by Parur Ananthalakshmi and on the Mirudangam by Punnur T. R. Arvind Kaushik, Manaswini presented compositions that included Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Ekambresa Nayike (Karnataka Suddha Saveri/Adi), Arunachala Nadham (Saranga / Rupakam) and Gopika Manoharam (Mohanam/ Adi), Thyagarajar’s Makelara (Ravichandrika/ Deshadi) and Sri Arunagirinaathar’s Muthai Tharu (Thiruppugazh/ Shanmugapriya).

S Dhandayuthapani, General Manager, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.

Launched in February 2006, the idea of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park, that takes place on the first Sunday of every month, 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. Mikes and speakers are not used at the Kutcheri in the Park. Over 1,300 children have been part of the Kutcheri in the Park series.