Venkat Raman –
If the report hereunder resembles that of our feature in Indian Newslink February 15, 2015 issue, it is meant to be so; for, only the year changes but the passion for community service and more importantly, raising funds for a Complex that serves as a Temple and Community Centre, gets stronger by time.
That is indeed true of Aucklander Nadesan Nanthakumar who sets on a musical journey in February, collecting not just milestones but money for a Temple.
As we have mentioned earlier, he meticulously works to reach his self-assigned targets in life, career and the community, in that order.
As well as circulating and updating events conducted by various Indian, Sri Lankan and other organisations to people on his extensive database, he took upon himself last year to organise musical events in aid of the ‘Thirumurugan Temple’ of the New Zealand Thirumurugan Temple Society, located at 145 Church Street in Otahuhu.
The first two legs of the ‘Musical Journey,’ witnessed in 2014 and 2015 collected $16,500 to the Temple, encouraged by which Mr Nanthakumar has planned a similar event next weekend.
Called, ‘Musical Journey: Beats & Melodies,’ the programme will be held at Auckland Normal Intermediate School Hall on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6 pm.
Tickets are now on sale, details of which can be obtained from Mr Nanthakumar on 021-1829381. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As reported in our January 15 and February 1, 2016 issues, a number of local artistes will participate in the programme.
They include sisters Geerthana, Divya and Manisha Nanthakumar, Akhilesh Madhur, Balu Mallela, Jerish Jose, Joscel Alexander, Joseph Alexander, Madan Mohan and Vishnu Sreekumar.
Geerthana and Divya are versatile Violin and Keyboard players and have scores of programmes to their credit over the past ten years. They are adept in rendering wide-ranging musical compositions, including songs from Tamil and Hindi films, Western and Carnatic Music, Devotional and Fusion melodies.
Affectionately called, the ‘Auckland Violin Sisters,’ Geerthana and Divya have been members of the popular ‘Swarangal,’ musical group. Their other appearances include the ‘Mukesh & Usha Raaj,’ the ‘M Kalyan Violin Concert’ and a charity show in Melbourne.
Auckland Normal Intermediate School Year 9 student Manisha is now collaborating with her two elder sisters to expand their musical horizon.
|What: Musical Journey Beats & Melodies 2016
Who: Nadesan Nanthakumar and others
Purpose: In aid of the New Zealand Thirumurugan Temple Society
When: Saturday, February 27 at 530 pm
Where: Auckland Normal Intermediate School Hall
Poronui Street, Mt Eden
Tickets: $25 (Family), $10 (Adults) $5 (Seniors & Children)
Contact: Nadesan Nanthakumar on (09) 6251300 or 021-1829381