Sruti Foundation honors three awardees 

March 24, 2005  

K J Sarasa, P S Narayanaswamy, Mrs. Y G Parthasarathy
The Sruti Foundation honored three prominent personalities on 15th March at the Dakshinamuthi Auditorium in Chennai. KV Ramanathan, Editor-in-Chief, Sruti and a Trustee, welcomed the august gathering. The E Krishna Iyer Medal was presented to Bharatanatyam Guru K J Sarasa. The Vellore Gopalachariar Award (instituted by mridanga vidwan Vellore Ramabhadran in memory of his father) was given to Carnatic musician and teacher P S Narayanaswamy. The M. Venkatakrishnan Memorial Award (instituted by Ramaa Bharadvaj, Director of Angahara Ensemble in California, USA) was presented to Mrs. Y G Parthasarathy.  

The awards were presented by M Subramaniam, Chairman, Board of Trustees of The Sruti Foundation, K V Ramanathan and Vellore Ramabhadran.  The awardees were felicitated by Bharatanatyam guru C V Chandrasekhar, eminent musician S Rajam and dancer choreographer Anita Ratnam. The awards-giving ceremony was followed by ‘Abhinaya-Geetam’ in which senior Bharatanatyam exponent Nirmala Ramachandran sang padams and javalis with abhinaya. The program  was compered by S Janaki, Deputy Editor, Sruti. The invocation was sung by Gayatri Sundaresan, Assistant Editor.  P S Narayanan, a Trustee and Publisher, Sruti proposed the vote of thanks.