The festival of Sri Rama Navami will be celebrated widely in the neighbourhood at various sabhas. Sri Ram Samaj inaugurated its 66th Sri Rama Navami festival on 4 April at 5 pm in Ayodhya Mandapam, West Mambalam.
A press release said, Apollo Hospitals, founder chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy was the chief guest on the occasion. Indian Academy of Neurology, president Dr AV Srinivasan and NAC Jewellers, managing director, N Anantha Padmanabhan, were the guests of honour. Ram Samaj will organise month-long programmes during the festival and entry is free for the public.
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Also, in T Nagar, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (Vani Mahal), GN Chetty Road has begun celebrating the festival from 3 and it will go on till 14 April in its premises.
A press release said, the festival is dedicated in the memory of PA Ramakrishnan and the sabha will honour scholar B Sundarakumar with Pravachana Sudha Vani award.
Vocal concerts by TV Ramprasadh, Dr S Sowmy, TM Krishna were held on 3, 4 and 5 April, respectively, and from 6 to 14 April, upanyasam on ‘Srimad Upanyasam’ by scholar U Ve Kalyanapuram Aravamudhachariar Swamy will be held.