CM: will consider plea to recognise light music as organised industry

CM: will consider plea to recognise light music as organised industry

Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Music Festival inaugurated

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said that the State government will consider the request for recognising light music as an organised industry.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 14th edition of Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Music Festival organised by Lakshman Sruthi at Kamarajar Arangam here, he said that the Margazhi music festival was unique to Chennai and added that like migratory birds flocking to Vedanthangal, music lovers and musicians flocked to the city every year.

He recalled how former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa loved all kinds of music and was an accomplished Bharathanatyam dancer.

He also presented the Isai Alwar Award to thavil vidwan A.K. Palanivel. Veteran actor Sarojadevi unveiled a wax statue of music director M.S. Viswanathan.

‘Hold fests in districts’

V. Lakshman of Lakshman Sruthi urged Mr. Palaniswami to ensure that classical music and dance programmes are conducted in all the districts. He also requested that light music be recognised as an industry so that the over one lakh persons involved in the profession would benefit. Ishari K. Ganesh, Chancellor, Vels University, Devanathan Yadav of the India Makkal Kalvi Munnetra Kazhagam, Pothy’s managing director Ramesh, industrialist Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti and Adyar Ananda Bhavan’s K.T. Srinivasaraja were among those present. The festival will be on till December 25.

Courtesy: The Hindu
19 December, 2018