There's a host of celebrities visiting Thyagaraja Gana Sabha this evening. Get there - what else will you do - watch cricket?
Abhinandana Cultural Association is celebrating its 23rd anniversary at Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha, this Wednesday. On this occasion, several cultural programs are being held, besides an awards function. Abhinandana is giving away the Visishtha Mahila Puraskarams to various ladies who are highly regarded in their fields of service. These are the recipients of this award:
Dr Shobha Naidu, Kuchipudi dancer - dance
Dr K V Krishna Kumari - medicine
Geetanjali, character actor in the movie Pellaina Kothalo - movie acting
Vijayalakshmi - cine play-back singing
Sana - TV actor, for Sri Bhagavatham, ETV
Dr Sobha Raju, carnatic classical singer - music
Sneha - actor, for Bhakta Ramadasu
Siva Parvati - TV & cine actor
Udaya Bhanu - TV anchor
Kalpana - TV actor, for Panjaram, ETV
Navdeep Kaur - upcoming movie actress
The chief guest for the function is K Suresh Reddy, Speaker of Legislative Assembly, and the evening will be presided over by Raghupati Venkaiah awardee and Kalaprapoorna T L Kanta Rao. D Virinchi, AGM of SBH, and N Chandrasekhar, Chairman of Tirumala Bank, will light the lamps (Jyoti Prajwalana), and the inaugural address will be by Lion Dr Y Kiran, Managing Director of Suchir India Real Estates.
The cultural programs start with a recital of Ugadi songs by Lalitha Rao, Vasundhara Devi and Nirmala Rao, followed by a one-act play by Shoba Perindevi, parody songs by Leela Prakash, a dance recital on old film songs by students of Abhinandana, and finally a grand dance ballet Ashtalakshmi Vaibhavam by Rajeshwari, Visalakshi, Bhavani, Lakshmi Prakash, Nirmala, Veena, Vardhini and Aruna Rao.
For further details please contact E Bhavani at 2756-0629.