PREVIEW FOR A V SAVITHRI MEMORIAL LIGHT MUSIC COMPETITIONS
How much you enjoy singing depends on whether you are a participant or a judge
at an amateur singing competition. For the latter it's others' singing, of course,
and it can't be the most ecstatic of experiences to have to do it so many times
in a row. But for the budding singer in you, this is a great opportunity to
prove all those detractors wrong and show that there are indeed people who hear
you sing. Who's going to be smart enough to ask you if they were judges? And
here, you might even win a prize!
The Navya Nataka Samithi is considered to be one of the oldest cultural organizations
in the city, having been established about 42 years back by Narsimha Rao. Rao's
contribution to the city's art scene has been enormous. Only, the humble man
that he is, he chooses to remain behind the scenes and continues to organize
various cultural competitions and programs for the art lovers of this city.
One such event is taking place today in the memory of late A V Savithri, a veteran
singer. This is the fifth year in a row for the A V Savithri memorial light
music competitions. The competition is open to amateur singers, who can sing
either classical or semi-classical tunes (famous as Sugam Sangeet in the AIR).
The events will be held in the senior (16 to 22 years), junior (11 to 15 years)
and sub-juniors (6 to 10 years) categories. Cash prizes of Rs. 1,000 (seniors),
Rs. 500 (juniors) and Rs. 300 (sub-junior) will be given away to the first three
winners in each category in a function to be held at the Sundarayya Vignana
Kendram on the 28th of this month.
The entry forms can be obtained from the Samithi's office at YMCA, Narayanaguda,
by paying Rs. 50 (for seniors), Rs. 40 (for juniors) and Rs. 30 (for sub-juniors)
Please contact Narasimha Rao at 756-4670/766-1403 for further details.