While her warbler-sweet, practiced voice is suited to songs of a million rasas, Dr. Shobha Raju is known for her dedication to Annamacharya Sankeertanas and her devotion to the cause of their propogation all her life.
Her spiritual bent was always pronounced, inspired as she was by the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Swami Vivekananda. Today she has written books, sung exclusive Tallapaka compositions of Annamacharya and produced TV serials.
Annamayya Pada Kokila, Lalita Kala Academy Silver Jubilee Award, Ugadi Puraskar Award and Alluri Sita Ramaraju Youth Talent Award are only some of the richly deserved felicitations that have been conferred upon her.
On the Annamacharya Aradhanotsava, naturally, one would expect an event to remember from her. Verily, the Annamaycharya Bhavana Vahini will host her rendering of the Annamacharya Aradhanotsava Mahanagara Sankeerthanas.
On the mornings of the days leading upto the anniversary (24th and 25th), free coaching camps will be held where Shobha Raju will teach the songs to all those interested. On 26th, a procession will begin at Chikkadpally Venkateshwar Temple and travel to the Annamacharya statue on Tank Bund, via Ashoknagar crossroads, Indira Park and Ramakrishna Math. At the statue, a one hour concert by Shobha Raju followed by prasadam distribution will mark the end of the commemoration.
Please contact Pavan Kumar at 2311-2299, 2311-2425 for further details.