Mysuru: Former Chamarajanagar MP R. Dhruvanarayan will inaugurate the two-day Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar birth centenary celebrations organised by Karnataka Rajya Ursu Sanghagala Okkoota in association with Sri Nalwadi Foundation, Kannada and Culture Department and Rotary Mysore-Palace at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on JLB Road in the city at 10.30 am tomorrow.
Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath will be the guest of honour.Actress Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, actor Aniruddha, Prof. P.V. Nanjaraj Urs, Kannada and Culture Assistant Director H. Channappa will be special invitees.
Cultural programmes will take place from 6 pm. Arjuna Avadhoota Guruji of Swarnarusimha Datta Sai Peethika Seva Trust will inaugurate the event. Vidushi Geetha Seetharam will present a vocal recital followed by Dr. Krupa Phadke and team’s dance.
On July 19, cultural programmes will be held from 6 pm. Vidwan R. Raghu will present a vocal concert, followed by a dance performance by Vidushi Dr. Shambhavi Swamy of Ayama Academy of Fine Arts, Mysuru.The Okkoota also plans to hold year-long birth centenary celebrations of the erstwhile Maharaja. The programmes include: 1. Audio recording of music compositions by the Maharaja that were recorded at Akshavani, Mysore about 40 years ago; 2. Video presentation on the forms of these compositions; 3. Holding at least one event on JC Wadiyar at every district headquarters of the State once a month; 4. Bringing out complete volume on the life and achievements of the erstwhile Mysore ruler; 5. Holding events at all taluk centres; 6. Mysuru district-level debate competition for tenth standard students; 7. Reprinting Dattatreya and other works of the Maharaja; 8. Music contests (classical) for students. For details, call Mob: 94800-30222 or 98803-58761.