Accepting to be chief guest for a singing performance of 15 rookies is a weighty
decision. On the positive side, there is the bit about the conscience, and more
importantly, the public image - you're the patron, the champion of the upcoming,
the one who devotes precious time to the cause of the arts. With the publicity
also comes the fact that your visage is on several photographs that the organization
and all the ones who've shared shutter space with you will frame for posterity.
On the other hand, it's being a chief guest for a singing performance of 15 rookies.
Like we all know, singing doesn't come to everybody. And remember, as chief guest,
you've to sit right through it, and concentrate all through (or at least appear
It is in this context that one should appreciate the Minister for Law and the others who are chairing this musical nite this evening. Like all else they do, this is big, too.
The event is being organized by Raagajhari, a music institute, and will see 15 of its students singing around 25-30 songs, from both old and new movies. Raagajhari was founded by P Vijayalaxmi, a classical singer, in July 2000, has been encouraging young talent since its inception. Vijaya Laxmi has organized a number of such cultural programs earlier, thus helping the young and talented singers in Hyderabad.
"There are number of singers who can sing well, but the right institute and right location to show off their talent are quite important to gain recognition. And our institute strives to expose talent to the society by way of our programs, and help youngsters get seen," says the lady behind Raagajhari. Her 7-year-old daughter Sindhuja, studying in 2nd standard, is also a singer, and has been performing for 2-3 years now along with her mother. Talk about breeding talent young!
The state's Law Minister P Chandra Sekhar will, as chief guest, share the dais along with Gundu Hanumantha Rao, comedian, and senior lyricist Chandra Bose. Long live the spirit!
Please contact P Vijayalakshmi at 766-3355 for further details.