December 02, 2017

Kartik Fine Arts keeps its date with the December season

Rain or shine, Kartik Fine Arts inaugurates its annual arts festival on Dec. 1 every year. This year also, the auditorium in Narada Gana Sabha got decorated for the evening awards function well in time.

The 43rd year festival of Kartik Fine Arts was inaugurated by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal. K.N. Ramaswamy, director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai was the chief guest om the occasion.

Vocalist S.Mahathi received  'Isai Peroli' award of the year. Bharatanatyam dancer Bhavya Ramachandran Balasubramanian was conferred with the 'Nadanamamani' award.

Kartik Rajagopal Golden Jubilee Committee Award for ‘Best Cultural Organiser’  was presented to S. Ravichandran, Secretary, Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai

Vignesh Ishwar, who received the D.K. Pattammal Award of Excellence (Instituted by Nithyasree Mahadevan) presented the invocation at the event.

K.M. Narasimhan, president Kartik Fine Arts welcomed the gathering. He remembered the contributions of L. Sabarathnam, patron of the sabha, and of A.V.S. Raja. And of R.P. Krishnamachari, managing director of Textan Chemicals who is also a philanthropist.

"There is no such thing as fake Kamboji, Kamboji is Kamboji,' Gopalkrishna Gandhi spoke of the originality and the nature of Carnatic music that cannot be copied.

Dancer, writer Lakshmi Viswanathan felicitated the artistes who received the awards on the evening.

The sabha's festival is on till Jan. 5, 2018
The schedule is here.

Photos by Smita Joshi
S. Mahathi receiving the Ísai Peroli award from Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former West Bengal Governor

Bhavya Ramachandran Balasubramaniam receiving the award Nadanamamani from Gopalkrishna Gandhi

S. Ravichandran, secretary, Brahma Gana Sabha receiving the award of Best Organiser from K.N. Ramaswamy, Direrctor, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai

Vignesh Ishwar being felicitated for the D.K. Pattammal award of Excellence by K.M. Narasimhan, President, Kartik Fine Arts 

Awardees with the guests of the evening

Gopalkrishna Gandhi delivering his address

K.N. Ramaswamy, director, BVB, Chennai addressing the audience

K.M.Narasimhan at the inaugural function of Kartik Fine Arts festival 2017

Dancer, writer Lakshmi Viswanathan felicitating the awardees

S. Mahathi presenting her award acceptance speech 

Bhavya Ramachandran Balasubramanian delivering her acceptance speech

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