Shanmukhanda Front
Membership Form
• General Membership Form
• Life Membership Form
Dear Members,
We have pleasure in forwarding to you the Annual Calendar of Programmes for the year 2023-24. In the tradition started last year, we shall commence the year's activities with a memorial concert for late Shri. V. S. Amarnath Sury. There can be no better tribute to Shri. Amarnath Sury and the extra-ordinary services that he had rendered to further the activities of the Sangeetha Vidyalaya than to remember him on the date of his demise with a memorial concert.
In the 70 years of history of our Sabha, this year is indeed most special. There are several milestones that we reach during this year each of which we all would be celebrating.
125 Nadaswara Chakravarty T. N. Raja Rathinam Pillai 27.8.2023
100 Shri. M. D. Ramanathan
Shri. T. M. Thiagarajan
Shri. K. V. Narayanaswamy
Dr.T.K. Murthy
Shri. Mohammed Rafi
Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
75 Republic Day (195010 2024)
Martyrs Day (30.1.1948) (coinciding with Pushya Baghula
Panchami) (1949-2024)

70 Platinum Jubilee of the Sabha 20.6.2023
60 Diamond Jubilee of the Sabha's Auditorium 22.8.2023
Golden Jubilee of the Sabha's Community Healthcare Centre 24.1.2024
Mahaswami Aradhana
(arare event, he attained Videha Mukthi on Krishna Paksha Dwadashi on 8.1.1994). The 30" Aradhana falls on the same date —8.1.2024 on the same Dwadashi with Anuradha Nakshatram.
Punarjanma of the Main Auditorium. Inaugurated on 1.10.1998. Silver Jubilee of the new Auditorium. 1.10.2023
Silver jubilee of the naming of the Auditorium as Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium. 27.12.2023
  We are millennials. We try to do things instinctively. The challenge of our generation is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose. Finding purpose is not enough. We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP, but also by preserving all that is ancient and all that transformed lives in the era gone by.
The Sabha has identified Nadaswaram as the art that would soon eclipse unless critical steps are taken to preserve and restore its pristine glory. As a first step, we will work towards listing it as a 'dying art' in the list of Dying Arts / Crafts and Traditions in India. We will strive to bring about changes in the corporate social responsibility sections of the Indian Companies Act, 2013 to give primacy to preservation efforts for Dying Arts / Crafts and Traditions. More than this, charity begins at home. The Sabha will take concrete steps to spread the fragrance of nadaswaram and make it a viable career option for the traditional nadaswaram families to transfer the art to the next generation of their kith and kin and revive the glory of the practitioners of yesteryears by effective use of the digital media.
The Sabha is setting up two awards inthe name Shri. T. N. Rajarathinam Pillai.
  • Sri Shanmukhananda Nadaswara Chakravarthi T. N. Rajarathinam Pillai Fellowship in Nadaswaram to be given to 50 young and promising students studying Nadaswaram with a fellowship grant of Rs. 1,00,000/-for three years certain. The fellowship grantees shall be selected by a panel which will comprise of eminent Nadaswaram Vidwans of present times. The terms and conditions of the fellowship will be no different than that of the Sri Shanmukhananda Bharat Ratna Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music.
  • Sri Shanmukhananda Nadaswara Chakravarthi T. N. Rajarathinam Pillai Award. This annual award will be given to one of the leading lights of Nadaswaram with a distinguished record of performance and teaching. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-, a gold coated big bronze lamp and Nadaswaram, citation and other mementos.
Category Present Rate Revised Rate
Ordinary (Incl.. GST) GST Total
1 yr 850 1400 252 1652
3 yr 3729 4200 756 4956
5 yr 5428 7000 1260 8260
  20% discount hitherto given for block period payments now withdrawn.
The increase in rates will also apply to the members who had opted for block subscription for 3 and 5 years forthe remainder years of the block subscription.
Despite the quality of the programmes, several members did not current their subscription and had to be perforce removed from the register of members. We appeal to the members to pay their subscription in due time.
In this eventful year, we appeal to all the life members to voluntarily contribute a minimum of Rs. 1000/- as donation to the Sabha for its various welfare activities. You can transfer your contribution to the bank account of the Sabha, details as below:
Name of the Account : Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and   Sangeetha Sabha
Bank & Branch : Indian Bank, King's Circle Branch
SB A/c. No. : 402617518
IFSC Code : IDIBO00KO038
Please email to us the remittance particulars such as UTR No, Name, Amount, Address, PAN No. & Mobile No. on our Email id: to pass the neccessary Receipts.
  On 25" March 2023, the Sabha along with the South Indian Education Society is conferring the Spirit of Mumbai Awards on the occasion of the 3” observance of the corona pandemic. The programme flyeris enclosed. Please make it convenient to attend this function.
  The Sabha had in the past taken a liberal attitude towards allowing non-members to attend various programmes conducted by it. The Managing Committee of the Sabha has now decided to regulate the attendance at its various programmes only to members except Awards functions. This would require you to carry your membership id with you for production at the admission gates. Non-members will have to pay at the rates notified for each programme. This will apply to your kith and kin who accompany you but are not members of the Sabha. We would appreciate if you could enroll them as members.
Together let us strengthen our efforts to further the cause of fine arts and community healthcare.
  Yours sincerely,
Smt.Lakshmi Ramaswamy Smt.G.Subalakshmi
Hon. Secretaries

Dated: 17" March 2023
Bharatiya Front







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