Classical music should get more patronage, prominence and acceptance for which the academics should take the lead in enhancing its reach according to the Forest- Transport Minister Thiruvanchooor Radhakrishanan. He was delivering the valedictory address of the at the eight hour long Swathi Sudha - an ensemble of 44 songs composed by Swathi Tirunal organised by the Inter University Centre for Studies in Science of Music in CMS College jointly with State Bank Of Travancore and Saakhya today.
The classical art forms, whether it be music , dance or painting, when enjoyed take the people to newer subtle and sublime levels of mental frame work. If the people are trained to become connoisseurs of arts, the mental aberrations and criminal tendencies can be controlled. Centres of higher learning should take the mantle for such critical social interventions- Minister told.
Early morning Prince Aswathy Tirunal Rama Varma, of erstwhile Travancore Palace and the the inheritor of Maharaja Swathi Tirunal inaugurated the rendering of Swathi tirunal songs. He promised all support to M.G.University for continuation of it's quest to promote rich cultural traditions and contributions of great musicians. Prince readily accepted the offer of the Vice Chancellor in his presidential address to about his plans to institute a Chair in the name of Maharaj Swathi thirunal and to occupy the position as the first incumbent of the Chair. Prince sat thorough the entire rendering of the songs for long eight hours in the hall.
Dr Babu Sebastian Vice Chancellor in his presidential remarks noted that Swathi tirunal was a rare genius in the genesis of Sri Sankaracharya or Swami Vivekanda who carved a niche in their on pursuit, within a short span of their worldly abode. Swathitirunal had a rare opportunity to adorn kingship even before his birth. But he was entangled with the destiny to fight out with the colonial oppression on one part, administrative responsibilities on the other hand and to harmonize his passion for music.
Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishanan distributed the certificates to the participants. Kottayam Veeramony who received the kerala sangeetha nadaka acdemy award was honured on the occasion.
Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Sheena Shukkur, Syndicate member Prof Sunny K George, Prof KS Indu, Registrar MR Unni, SBT General Manager ( Networking) M. Devipresad, CMS College Principal Dr Roy Sam Daniel, Saakhya Director Saijunath, Sceintific officer, Dr K. Radhakrihna Warrier Public Relations Officer G. Sreekumar spoke. Dr KN James and Dr K. Ramakrishnan recorded the entire proceedings for scientific evaluation. Kummanom Hareendranath, Cherthala Jnanesh, Cherthala Venu, Mariapplaay PR Hareesh ( Mrudangam), Kummanom Upendranath, Panavally Anilkumar, Edappally Jayamohan ( Violin), Kumarakom Gopal( Khadom) and Kottayam Muralidharan ( Mukharsanghu) accompanied the 44 singers of the day.
Transport Cinema Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurating the valedictory session of the eight hour long Swathi Sudha - an ensemble of 44 songs composed by Swathi Tirunal organised by the Inter University Centre for Studies in Science of Music in CMS College jointly with State bank Of Travancore and Saakhya today. MGU Vice Chancellor Dr Babu Sebastian, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Sheena Shukkur, Syndicate member Prof Sunny K George, Registrar MR Unni, SBT General Manager ( Networking) M. Devipresad,CMS College Principal Dr Roy Sam Daniel, Saakhya Director Saijunath, Sceintific officer, Public Relations Officer G. Sreekumar are seen.