Song of Surrender

Monday, 7 July 2014

Sumukhi celebrates 100th Kala Poshakam

By Samudri

The 100th “Kala Poshakam” event of the Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation was celebrated on 29 June at the Narada Gana Sabha hall in Chennai. The Mylapore Trio (Amarnath, Surendranath and Aparna) launched the monthly programmes called Kala Poshakam in February 2006. It was inaugurated by the late Leela Sekhar (Chairperson of IDA) and dance guru Anita Guha of Bharatanjali Trust. Kala Poshakam is today a free monthly platform to showcase any art form.

The grand 100th programme had a jam-packed audience. Chief guest Anita Guha recalled how she had been impressed by the Mylapore Trio’s Great Grand Golu and their multifacted activities in the field of art and culture, and had therefore conferred the title of ‘Satya Kala Poshaka Sundaram’ on the Mylapore Trio in 2005. She appreciated their earnest efforts in upholding and propagating cultural and traditional values among children through Sumukhi’s innovative cultural events, workshops, camps and golu.

As part of the celebrations, Saraswathi Chandrasekhar, was conferred the title “Isai Gnana Chudar” for her expertise in Carnatic music and Tamil Isai. About 150 participants of the “Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha” competition also received their certificates, medals, and prizes. The winners presented a cultural programme which included Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam, and folk arts as well.

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