Department of Geography, University of Madras, oikos CHENNAI CHAPTER – Students for sustainable economics and management with support from UN-HABITAT, SUSTAIN, IFMR-CDF, MARG Group, CARE EARTH, City Connect, US Department of Energy and Brookhaven National Laboratory invites you to observe “World Habitat Day 2010”
Better City, Better Life Citizens Involvement In Shaping A Better City
05th October 2010; 03.00 p.m. TO 05.00 p.m.
Thanthai Periyar Hall, University Of Madras, Chennai – 600 005
Valedictory Address By
Hon’ble Thiru Thangam Thennarasu, Minister For School Education, Government Of Tamil Nadu will deliver Valedictory Address.
The session is chaired by Mr. M G Devasahayam ( IAS Retd. ) Managing Trustee, SUSTAIN
Launching of sustainable Chennai initiative and youth declaration
Ms. Ayesha Sandhu ( TBC ); Mr. Vikas Chawla ( CII Chennai Young Indians Network ) oikos Chennai British Council Climate Change Champions
Youth For Sustainable Cities
Mr. P Micheal Vetha Siromony, IAS, Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute Of Youth Development
This session will be preceded in the forenoon by a session on sustainable communities by Prof. M S Ananth ( TBC ) Director, IIT, Madras and Mr. V Suresh former CMD Hudco, Govt Of India
Bharathi Kala Manram, Canada presents a forum for cultural and social interaction with special emphasis on fine arts, literature & performing arts of Tamil speaking people from India.
Bharathi Kala Manram is organizing “Carnatic Kutcheri” which is generously supported by MARG. “Carnatic Kutcheri” will be held on May 16th, 2010 at 5:30 pm at SVBF Auditorium, 84 Brydon Drive, Etobicoke, Canada. For further details click the link here http://www.margproperties.com/blog/carnatic-kutcheri-by-bharathi-kala-manram-canada.html
Here’s a quick introduction of the artists performing at “Carnatic Kutcheri” organized by Bharathi Kala Manram.
Kum. Lavanya Sundararaman
The artist is the 4th generation musician in the DKP Parampara. She is the great granddaughter of Gana Saraswathi D K Pattammal and Mridanga Chakravarthi Palghat Sri T S Mani Iyer. She had the fortune of learning from her legendary great grandmother. She is now under the able guidance and tutelage of her grandmother Smt Lalitha Sivakumar and her aunt Smt Nithyasree Mahadevan, needless to mention about her mother Smt Gayathri SundaraRaman. She has recorded for many TV channels in India including Doordarshan, Zee Tamil, Sankara TV, Mega TV, Raj TV, Kalaingnar TV, etc She also appeared as a special guest artist in the famous Super Singer Junior 2 conducted by Vijay TV.
Prashanth Gururaja grew up in New Jersey, where he learned Carnatic violin under Mysore Sateesh, Ganesh Kumar, and Anantha Krishnan. He performs frequently in classical concerts with local and international artists around Northeast USA, Michigan, and Toronto. He also regularly performs in Carnatic and world music ensembles around Detroit/Ann Arbor. He has continued his Carnatic training under Jayshankar Balan in Detroit. Prashanth currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated from the University of Michigan and works as an engineer at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Sri. Mayuran Manogaran
The artist is a senior disciple of Toronto B.Gowrishankar and is a graduate of the mridangam school Laya Madhura. He has completed his arangetram and is playing in many concerts for both local and visiting artists. He has performed at the Cleveland Aradhana and in Manram concerts.
MARG offers wholehearted tribute to the performing artists and welcomes all Canada based Tamilians and music enthusiasts to attend the concert in large numbers