To celebrate the International Women’s Day, renowned women artists – vocalists, violinists and percussionists came together to perform in the all-day event held at Shilparamam Madhapur. The event titled ‘A Musical Treat by Women’ was organised by Hope Advertising Private Limited (HOPEAD TV) along with South Indian Cultural Association (SICA), in association with cultural associations Sujanaranjani and Sampradaya.
The programme was conducted in three sessions. The first session held at Ethnic Hall, Shilparamam, began at 9.30 a.m. with the auspicious lighting of the lamp, followed by Nama Sankeerthanam by students of Sampradaya. From 10.40 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., there was rendition of Utsava Sampradaya and Divya Namakeerthanalu of famous compositions of Thyagaraja by Tejaswini and Ramyasree. Sadasiva Brahmendra Swamy keerthanalu were rendered from 11.35 a.m. to 12.25 p.m. by Chaluvagali Sivani and team.
Since it was a celebration of Women’s Day, fittingly, a part of the session was dedicated to Shakthi Keerthanalu from 12.30 p.m. to 1.20 p.m. and were rendered by Dharbha Mruduravali and Dharbha Harini. It was followed by Dasara Padalu by Pratima Seshidhar and team from 1.25 p.m. to 2.15 p.m. From 2.20 p.m. to 3.10 p.m. compositions by different vaggeyakaras in the Sanskrit language were sung by Dr. Mrudula Ashwin and students.
The second session began at the Amphitheatre, Shilparamam, from 5pm where Lathangi sisters, Archana and Samanvi from Udupi rendered Nama Sankeerthana. This was followed by Nama Sankeerthana by Sivasri Skandaprasad from Chennai.
Chief Guests Dr. Ranjith Reddy, Honourable MP, Chevella, and Smt. G. Seeta Reddy honoured all the artists. Achievers Award were presented to three women: Dr Maneesha Ramdass for her exemplary service during COVID-19, Dr. Mridula Aswin, for completing her doctorate (Ph.D) in Sanskrit, and Meghana Kaluva for successfully passing the Civil Service Examinations in the first attempt.
The Honourable MP Dr Ranjith Reddy praised the efforts of the artists and commended them.