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Brahma Gana Sabha honours T.N. Seshagopalan
& Alarmel Valli
CHENNAI, December 4: The annual art festival of Brahma Gana Sabha commenced here on December 3. Mr. R. Natraj, IPS, inaugurated the festival, and conferred the title `Gaana Padhmam' on senior vocalist Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan. Dancer Alarmel Valli was awarded the title `Naatya Padhmam'. The inaugural function was followed by a Veena duet between Jayanthi Kumaresh and Padmavathy Ananthagopalan. The festival will continue right up to the end of the year. Over 80 music/dance concerts are slated to be staged this year at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorim by the Sabha. Besides these, there will be `Upanyasms' and discourses in the mornings.