Over 20 Students from VidyaMandir present a lively Group Kutcheri on the occasion
: Launched in February 2006, the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 11 years today. On the occasion of the 11th anniversary, 20 students from VidyaMandir, Mylapore presented a Group MikelessKutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park in front of a big audience that gathered around the chess square.
The group presented compositions that included MooladaraMoorthi (Hamsadvani), Sriman Narayana (Bowli), GovardhanaGirisham (Hindolam), BantureetiKolu (Hamsanadam) and RadhaSametha Krishna (Yamuna Kalyani)
TT Srinivasaraghavan, MD, Sundaram Finance who is the man behind the MikelessKutcheri concept was present on the occasion and handed over certificates to the artistes.
He also presented a memento to Shobha Raman, Principal and Nithya Ramesh, Music Teacher, VidyaMandir.
Srinivasaraghavan said ‘When we launched the Kutcheri in the Park, we had wanted this to be a stepping stone for budding musical talent. I would like to think that the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park has played a small role in helping young ‘unsung’ children aged below 15years shed the initial inhibition that we normally associate with stage performances by giving them a platform to showcase their talent. 1100 children have so far presented the MikelessKutcheri since the launch in February 2006.Many have gone on to the next level in their musical career. That for us is very heartening; those for whom we provided a platform, blossoming and moving on.’
No Mikes and Speakers are used at the Kutcheri. The monthly Kutcheri in the Park is restricted to children aged below 15 years. A committee from Sundaram Finance conducts audition to select the artistes.
The Kutcheri in the Park also entered the Limca Book of Records last year for the longest open air MikelessKutcheri for children.