About Nadaprabha Cultural Trust
Nadha Prabha Cultural Trust has been created with a focus on youth. The trust has
been created with the aim to promote and encourage Indian fine arts in general and
music, dance and allied activities and create Cultural awareness programmes, to
conduct debates, seminars and competitions in fine arts with a view to encourage
high standards in these arts, to conduct, promote, encourage and carry out social,
cultural and recreative activities for the benefit of the society, and to function
purely as a non-political organization to mainly serving the people irrespective
of caste, creed and sex.
Sri G. Sudhir, IAS
Dr. Mrs. Padmaja Rambabu
Sri Beldi Sridhar
Sri J. Rambabu (IAS Retd), Smt. G. Mamta Sudhir,
Smt. V. Sunanda Rao, Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Sri Ayyagari Syamasundaram.
In pursuance of the above aims and objectives, the Trust has conducted state-wide
competitions in classical music both vocal and instrumental (Veena and Violin).
The competitions were held under the supervision of acknowledged experts in the
field of classical music at several centres scattered all over the state. The competition
was open to both boys and girls in the age group between 15 and 25 years and was
open to all sections irrespective of caste, creed and religion. There was no entry
fee for participating in the competition. The winners in the competition were given
handsome cash prices as a measure of encouragement and also to meet their expenditure
to participate in the competition. The competitions were held on 2nd, 3rd and 4th
of May, 2008 at Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, Chikkadapalli, Hyderabad. Such competitions
will be conducted every year henceforth. The trust also provided a platform for
young artists to perform in the first series of programme held at the above dates.
The young artists could share the platform along with senior artists who performed
late in the evening.
The second series of the programme conducted was on 26th October, 2008 exclusively
in the memory of Sri Muttuswamy Deekshitair, one of the musical legends. A number
of young artists have been provided an opportunity to perform and the artists have
been paid honorarium. The main artists and the accompanying artists were all young
with good potential and they have been selected by Potti Sriramulu Telugu University,
Hyderabad to ensure that the selection was done without any bias and the artists
so selected possessed high level of knowledge and skills with potential to grow
in to sound artists in Carnatic music.
From the above, it is clear that the programmes sub-serve the objectives for which
purpose the trust has been formed. It is further to be noted that the two series
of concerts so far conducted by the trust have also made the felt-need of the public
to listen to and appreciate the classical music and dance.