Bharata Ratna Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi Centennial Celebrations

9/4/2016 2:00 PM

Bharata Ratna Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi Centennial Celebrations

Bharata Ratna Smt M.S. Subbulakshmi Centennial Celebrations

Grand Live Performance by Padmabushan Awardee Smt. Sudha Raghunathan as fundraiser for
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust USA (eye care)
Cosponsored by CAMAGA

Children's essay competition: see at bottom of page

Saturday: Inaugural Event: 2:00 PM
Welcome Remarks
Keynote Speech
Prize distribution for the winners of MS Amma Essay competition for children
MS Subbulakshmi Award for excellence in Carnatic music
Vocal Concert By
Smt Sudha Raghunathan - Vocal

Sri Rajeev Mukundan - Violin
Sri Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan - Mridangam
Sri R.Raman - Morsing

Sunday, September 4th 2:00-5:30 PM
Group singing of compositions by children and adults made popular by MSS

Monday, September 5th 10AM onwards
10:00-11:00 AM Documentary on MSS life:
11:15 AM -12:15 PM Annamayya Samkeerthana Sobha: Group rendition of Annamayya
compositions made popular by MS Amma:
12:15 PM Mangalam

For the Inauguration day events including the concert is by donation only:
Minimum suggested donation for a single admission is one cataract surgery:$65
Suggested donation for students: $25 (including children. No free seating for children.)
All donations are tax deductible.
Donations will be used for eye care of the indigent in India.

Admission is free for September 4th and 5th programs
Please get your seats reserved as soon as possible. Click the following link, donate and forward the confirmation statement to any of the email addresses below.

Dates: Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, 2016
Times: Sep 3 at 2 PM to Sep 5 at 12:30 PM
Venue: Hindu Temple of Atlanta 5851 Highway 85, Riverdale, Georgia 30274
Seshu Sarma: 404-664-0808
Uma Narayan: 770-630-5474
Krishnadas Pisharodi 770-335-5514


Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust USA
M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Celebrations
September 3-5, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Essay Competition
(An opportunity for our children to learn about devotion, discipline, and humility through M.S Amma)
Open to All Children
Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Musical Journey of M.S (from Madurai to Bharat Ratna)
Write in your own words her early life and later rise to a life of international fame.
Maximum length: 500 words.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
M.S. – Why she will always be remembered?
Write in your own words the magic of her perennial music and her contributions to
making Carnatic music popular. Maximum length: 1,000 words.
High School (Grades 9–12)
Why is M.S regarded as the Queen of Music?
Was it her voice, musical quality, or devotion?
Write in your own words the qualities that made her the Nightingale of Carnatic Music.
Maximum length: 1,500 words.
Ø The Essay must be written in your own words.
Ø Each essay must be the work of only one student.
Ø Use of Copyrighted Material / Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Ø School grades completed as of May 2016.
All enquires and entries should be emailed to
Essays must be emailed by August 6, 2016.
Prizes for the top 3 winners in each category will be presented during the Inaugural Ceremony on September 3, 2016 by Smt. Sudha Raghunathan

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