Chennai: The Mylapore Trio, Sugathan and members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrated the 150th month Kala Poshakam programme in the city recently.
On this occasion dancer Sugathan Mohandass secretary of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation and Kalakshetra alumnus dedicated his dance programme to his guru late Thangamani, of Kalakshetra Foundation.
He began his recital with a lively Alarippu, and followed it with the popular song ‘Kaana Kankodi Vendum’ of Papanasam Sivan. This was followed by a Padavarnam and Meera bhajan which engulfed the audience and he concluded with a Thillana.
Swathi Mohan presented a Mohiniyattam performance. The guest of honour Priya Subramayan from Australia daughter of Thangamani was emotionally choked and moved by Sugathans guru bhakthi and wished him all success in his future endeavours.
She praised the Mylapore Trio for dedicating themselves in spreading cultural values as real alumini of Kalakshetra and also applauded the trio and Sugathan’s efforts to provide a free platform for the upcoming artistes.
Earlier Aparna welcomed the gathering and enlighetened the audience about the historic significance of the 150th Month Kala Poshakam.
Amarnath said that as Mylaporeans they were proud to have given a free platform in Kala Poshakam to innumerable artists to show case their talents . Most of them had their maiden performance in the field of classical dance and music, under the banner of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation he said.
Surendranath traced the evolution of the Kala Poshakam programme over the last 150 months and remembered the important dance and music events held during the last 12 years.
A Geethika was honoured with the title Kavin Kalai Vitthag for her commendable talents in the field of fine arts for her expertise in various forms of arts and crafts.
On this occasion 26 children who were the special prize winners of the 16th Year Balar Chithirai Kalai Vizha were given away talent, proficiency and multi-talent prizes.