I PUC students of Expert P. U. College, Valachil were spellbound by the magnificent virtuosity and impeccable taankaari of Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi, the celebrated Hindustani classical vocalist. This sublime concert was second in the series titled “SWARA RAAGA SUDHA – 2016”.
He was accompanied by Prof. Narendra L. Nayak, Chairman, Expert Educational and Charitable Foundation on the harmonium; Shri Uday Kulkarni, the eminent rhythmic maestro, on the tabla; Shri Raghavendra Mallya, an established percussionist, on the Pakhawaj and Shri Muralidhara Shenoy on the hand cymbals (taala).
Pandit Mevundi enchanted the students by singing a delightful composition in raag Jog set to Rupak taal and then presented the famous bhajan “Tumaka Tumaka Paga Kumaka Kunja Maga Chapala Charana Hari Aaye” with all its lilting folk charm.
Mrs. Ushaprabha N. Nayak, Vice-Chairperson, Expert Educational and Charitable Foundation felicitated the artists by presenting mementos to them.
Captain Ganesh Karnik, MLC (Teachers’ Constituency) and Opposition Party Chief Whip; Mr.Ankush N. Nayak, Alumnus, Expert P.U. College; Ustad Rafique Khan, Trustee; Dr. N. K. Vijayan, Principal and Mr. N. Gurudutt, Vice-Principal graced the programme.
Sahana Manjappa Girthimalli, I PUC student (H-1 Batch) introduced the artists. Ayesha Mahreen, I PUC student (G-1 Batch) welcomed the gathering and compered the event. Shambhavi H. P. I PUC student (E-1 Batch) proposed the formal vote of thanks.
Dr.Viju B. Kammath, Faculty, Chemistry Department and Programme Director of “SWARA RAAGA SUDHA – 2016”, co-ordinated the programme.