It was a lively Sunday morning at the Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore with early morning walkers gathering around the Chess Square at 6.30am to listen to the vocal Carnatic music
performance of 14 year old N. Shrinidhi, disciple of Dr. Shubha Ganesan.
Mikes and speakers are not used at the kutcheri.
Shrinidhi was accompanied on the violin by K. N. Aniirudh and on the mridangam by S. Anirudh.
Shrinidhi presented compositions that included Shakthi Ganapathim, Shambho Mahadeva,
Deva Devam Bhajhe and Maragatha Manimaya.
Organised by Sundaram Finance on the first Sunday of every month, the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park
provide opportunities to young talent aged below 15 years to present in front of an informal park
audience in a verdant area. Over 1300 children have been part of the Kutcheri in
the Park series since the launch in February 2006.
On Sunday, P. Viswanathan, company secretary, Sundaram Finance Ltd., presented certificates and mementos to the artistes.
Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes to present the Mikeless Kutcheri. For details, email: email@example.com
– Reported by S. Prabhu