Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru gets a glittering start

Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Season 10 Inauguration Stills (14) Former President A P J Abdul Kalam inaugurated Chennayil Thiruvaiyaru a mega music fest on Thursday, being organised by Lakshman Sruthi at the Kamarajar Memorial Hall, Chennai.

The festival began with Nadhaswaram Concert by Vidhwan Jaishankar yesterday. Then it was followed by recital on Pancharatna Keertanas by B.S.Narayanaswamy.

Former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam kickstarted the festival by lighting the inaugural lamp and what followed was a thought-provoking speech by him.

Lakshman and Ram of Lakshman Ruthi were present on the occasion. The eight-day event will witness whos who of Carnatic music world coming under one umbrella to perform. This year, the likes of Sudha Raghunathan, Aruna Sayeeram, Nithyasree Mahadevan, Unni Krishnan, Mahathi, Chinmayi among others will be performing at the festival besides budding and aspiring musicians too.