RCMC to organise Parallel Music fest for diff-abled artistes

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Chennai, November 30
The Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel (RCMC) would present this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi designate Padma Shri Ms A Kanyakumari and eminent Pianist Vidwan Anil Srinivasan in an unique program “East meet West”.
The program would be held on December four at the Music Academy in the city, a statement from the organisers today said. The event, to be sponsored by Vodafone and Chola MS General Insurance, was being organised as part of RCMC’s 12th edition of “The Parallel Music Fest”. This will be followed by a Ghatam ensemble of “ittika Vaibhavam” band, led by renowned Ghatam Vidwan Sangita Vidwat Shironmani Suresh Vaidyanathan.
Parallel Music Fest was an endeavor by RCMC to encourage differently abled artists and have them perform in parallel to the regular music festival during this season.
The Club holds this festival every year around December three-the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
During this program, the Club confers two prestigious awards to differently abled artists. The Sangeetha Kalanidhi designate for that year will be the guest of honor and for this year it was Padmashri Ms Kanyakumari.
This year the Distinguished Differently abled Artist awardee was Suresh Vaidyanathan and the award for the promising Differently abled artiste would be given to vocalist Yuva Kalanidhi Karaikal R Jaishankar.
The Club has been working for the cause of the visually challenged through The Karna Vidya Foundation.
The program is run by the visually impaired for the visually impaired. With reading centers, a digital library and a technology center at one of the prominent IT Parks in Chennai, Karna Vidya Foundation has been working for 17 years in empowering visually impaired through education and employment.
During this period, RCMC has reached out to thousands of visually challenged bring about a positive change in their lives and career.

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