Padma Sadhana Award and cash prize to the Dhananjayans 

January 11, 2009 
The Padma Sarangapani Cultural Academy, Virugambakkam, which has been conducting Art festivals in the outskirts of Chennai, is now a very well established and well known Sangeeta Sabha.  

It is a big boon to the rasikas of north Madras and the Sangeeta Kutcheri and Naatya performances have been attended by large connoisseurs of arts unlike the city Sabhas with empty chairs.  

For the last eight years, they have been honoring very senior and celebrated artistes with the 'Padma Sadhana' award and purse. This year, they chose the well known singer Seetha Narayanan and the dancing duo, The Dhananjayans for the coveted award.  Justice PR Gokulakrishnan gave away the awards and purse to these senior artistes. 

 S Varadan, who is the founder of Padma Sarangapani Matriculation chain of schools is the dynamic head of this cultural forum. The award function was conducted in a ceremonious and unique way with a spiritual atmosphere pervading the place. 

S Varadan, Seetha Narayanan, Justice PR Gokulakrishnan, 
VP Dhananjayan & Shanta Dhananjayan