Birth Centenary Fete of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar
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Birth Centenary Fete of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar

February 14, 2020

Lecture by Jairam Ramesh, Musical tribute by Sukanya Prabhakar on Feb. 20 

Mysore/Mysuru: The HH Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Foundation, Mysore Palace, has organised the third segment of the ongoing birth centenary celebrations of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar on Feb. 20 at 3 pm at the Senate Bhavan in Manasagangothri. 

The programme includes a lecture series by Jairam Ramesh, Rajya Sabha MP on “Jayachamaraja Wadiyar and the Indian Board of Wildlife.” The lecture will focus on the contribution of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar to our eco-biodiversity and wildlife. 

This will be followed by a musical tribute to Jayachamaraja Wadiyar by renowned musician Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar, “Gaanarajendra Sri Jayachamarajendra.” 

Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar in the musical tribute directed by her will attempt to bring out the uniqueness and special characteristics such as lyrics in Sanskrit, rare ragas and laya patterns, etc., of the 94 kritis composed by the Maharaja. 

Later, ‘Sri Jayachamaraja Award’  will be conferred on Musicologist Dr. R. Satyanarayana [Posthumous],  Dr. T.S. Satyavathi and Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar for their contributions to Karnatak Classical music.

On the occasion, Kamakshi Devi and Indrakshi Devi will reminisce about their time with Jayachamaraja Wadiyar.

Jairam Ramesh: A former Union Minister for Environment & Forests and presently a Member of Rajya Sabha representing Karnataka, Jairam Ramesh,  a native of Chikmagalur, is a prolific writer and a pre-eminent political biographer of our times. 

After obtaining degrees from IIT Bombay and Carnegie Mellon University, USA,  he spent a year in MIT before returning to India. He has held several key positions in the Ministry of Industry, Planning Commission and Prime Minister’s Office before entering politics. 

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Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar: Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar hails from a family of musicians. Her mother happens to be a direct disciple of N. Chennakeshavaiah, Asthana Vidwan in the erstwhile State of Mysore. Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar was awarded Ph.D for her research  titled “Contributions of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar to Karnatak Music – A Study.”

The entry for the programme is open to all and for more details, call the Foundation on Mob: 99806-56631.

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