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    December 25th, 2011adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Records, All

    Violinists Vid. Mysore M. Nagaraj and Vid. Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath

    Mysore, Dec. 19:

    Rotary Namana Award -2011 will be presented to violinists Vid. Mysore M. Nagaraj and Vidvan Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath at a function organised by Rotary Mysore Midtown and Namana Kalavedike tomorrow at Vasudevacharya Bhavana on JLB Road at 7 pm.

    Profile: Amazingly gifted Mysore Maestro Vid. Mysore M. Nagaraj and Vid. Dr. Mysore M. Manjunath, children and disciples of famous violinist of Mysore, Sangeetha Vidyanidhi Vid. Prof. S. Mahadevappa, are the leading artistes among the topmost violinists in the world today. Their exceptional musical talents were first revealed at the tender age of 9 when they stormed into the music world and swept the music lovers and critics off their feet by their extraordinary musical acumen and technical virtuosity.

    Acclaimed as child prodigies with astonishing musicianship, Vid. Nagaraj and Vid. Manjunath blossomed into some of the leading instrumentalists in the contemporary musical scene. Their marvelous imagination and technical versatility have made them brilliant violinists in the annals of Karnataka music. The Mysore brothers are a blend of hard work, unique playing style and unsurpassable talent.

    The highly talented violin masters have collaborated with many outstanding musicians all over the world and have perfor med Jugalbandhi concerts with many top ranking Hindustani artistes in contemporary music today including Pt. V.G. Jog, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhag, Pt. Tejendra Narayana Majumdar, Pt. Ronu Majumdar and Dr. N. Rajam.

    Vid. Nagaraj is an AIR artiste at Mysore and Vid. Dr. Manjunath is serving as professor at the University Fine Arts College.

    http://www.StarofMysore.com / General News / December 19th, 2011

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    December 25th, 2011adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Records, All

    Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and Karnataka Photo News (KPN) Editor Saggere Ramaswamy presenting the T.S. Satyan Memorial Lifetime Achievement award to Yagneshwara Acharya of Manga-lore at a function held at the Banquet Hall of Raj Bhavan here yesterday as renowned journalist T.J.S. George looks on. Picture right shows Nethra Raju of Mysore receiving the Best Professional Photography award from the Governor.

    Bangalore, Dec. 19 (OSR):

    The T.S. Satyan memorial awards for photojournalism was presented to six distinguished photographers by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj at the Banquet Hall of Raj Bhavan here yesterday.

    The award, named after late Tambrahalli Subramanya Satyanarayana Iyer (T.S. Satyan) — a Mysorean, who is considered the country’s foremost and one of the first photojournalists — is instituted by Karnataka Photo News (KPN) and churumuri.com.

    The awards were presented on the 88th birthday of Satyan, which incidentally is the eighth anniversary of KPN.

    T.S. Satyan Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Yagneshwara Acharya ‘Yagna’ of Mangalore. The award comprised a cash prize of Rs. 10,000, a certificate and a plaque.

    Speaking on the occasion, Bhardwaj said that journalists must never give in to any kind of pressure and must be unbiased while reporting news. “I may not be the right person to say this, but journalism and journalists have to always ensure they do not bow to pressures,” he said.

    Quoting poet John Keats, Bhardwaj said, “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. I always enjoy good reports and articles in the newspapers. I do not believe that Governors must not freely speak to the media. I am keen to speak on various social issues.”

    He further said that the doors of the Raj Bhavan will always be open for the honourable citizens and added, “the Raj Bhavan belongs to you. I am just a traveller.”

    Renowned journalist T.J.S. George, speaking as a guest of honour, remembered Satyan for his professional, clean and direct journalism, the qualities which he said, were lacking today.

    Editor of Prajavani Kannada newspaper K.N. Shantha Kumar, addressing the gathering, said that the legendary photographer T.S. Satyan still held a great deal of influence on the works of present day photographers. “Satyan’s works were a mixture of art and journalism and I feel photojournalism is the combination of the art in photography and discipline of journalism,” he said.

    “Technology has made it near impossible for any photographer to capture what can be called a ‘bad’ photograph but the basics of photography remain unchanged despite technological advancements,” he added.

    The other awardees are: Best Newspaper Photography – K. Gopinathan (Bangalore), Best Professional Photography – Nethra Raju (Mysore), Best Magazine Photography – Bhanu Prakash Chandra (Bangalore), Best Freelance Photography – Regret Iyer (Bangalore) and Best Online Photography: M S Gopal.

    These awards consisted of a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 each, a certificate and plaque.

    source: http://www.StarofMysore.com / General News / December 19th, 2011

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