N.C. Sai Prasanthi and N.C. Sai Santoshi to give vocal concert for 32 hours non-stop to enter the Limca Book of Records

Two sisters from the city, who have given a number of Carnatic music concerts, plan to make an attempt at breaking the existing record for the longest Carnatic music rendition.

On Friday morning, N.C. Sai Prasanthi and N.C. Sai Santoshi intend to commence a Carnatic vocal concert and try to sing non-stop for 32 hours to enter the Limca Book of Records.

“The existing record of 25 hours stands in the name of Indira Bharadwaj and Sandhya Sundar of Visakhapatnam,” chairman of SARI Foundation Seetha said addressing the media here on Wednesday.

The sisters, who are pursuing their engineering degree in Gayatri Vidya Parishad College, have so far given 157 public performances, Prabhakar Nanduri of SARI Foundation said.

Sri Tridandi China Jeeyar Swamy, who was impressed by their mellifluous singing, christened the duo ‘Vizag Sisters’, he added.

The sisters would render the compositions of the Trinity of Carnatic Music — Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar, and Syama Sastry — apart from the compositions of other Carnatic maestros in their 32-hour effort, he said.

So far, the SARI Foundation has been trying to support the education of talented youngsters from the underprivileged sections of society and has adopted seven students from lower income families and taking care of their schooling.

“One of the students is now in college,” he said. The foundation decided to encourage the rich cultural talent among youngsters of the city, and this was the first such step, he added. He expressed the hope that such performances would help inspire other youth to take interest in our rich cultural heritage and develop their talent.

The ‘Vizag Sisters’ gave an impromptu performance at the media conference.

A number of Carnatic exponents have come forward to attend the programme as observers.

The programme is scheduled to begin at 9.30 a.m. after a brief inaugural ceremony.

Venue

Government Whip Dronamraju Srinivas, secretary, Gayatri Vidya Parishad, P. Soma Raju, and a number of eminent personalities from the city would attend the programme to be organised at the Krishna Mandir Auditorium in Seethammadhara North Extension.