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V. Balasubramanian
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Event The ninth anniversary of Vedic Sangeetha Foundation was celebrated recently and a 35-hour DVD on Rig Veda Samhitha was released on the occasion. V. Balasubramanian

Chanting: Rig Veda being recited by scholars on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of Vedic Sangeetha Foundation.
Chanting: Rig Veda being recited by scholars on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of Vedic Sangeetha Foundation.

The ninth anniversary of the Vedic Sangeetha Foundation was celebrated recently in the city. Mohan Parasaran, Additional Solicitor General of India and president of the Foundation welcomed the gathering. Veda Bashya Ratnam R. Krishnamurthy Sastrigal while offering his felicitations to this year's awardee, 47-year-old Narayana Ganapadigal of Irulneeki village (Mannargudi District) stressed the importance of performance of agnihothram daily and how it benefited the performer and the society in large. He also commended the young awardee for staying back in his village and continuing all Vedic related activities, not being lured by the financial prospects available in the city. Narayana Ganapadigal was presented with a cash prize of Rs.25,000 and a memento.

T.S. Krishnamurthy, former CEC, delivering his presidential address appreciated the efforts of A.K. Ramamurthy (aka AKR) and his team for their continued efforts in getting the Vedas recorded despite severe financial constraints.

Universal prayer

Releasing the 35-hour DVD on Rig Veda Samhitha, the first one of its kind, Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Judge, Madras High Court, explained the meaning of the Universal prayer ‘Asathomaa Sadgamaya....' and underlined the fact that this prayer drawn from the Vedas, not directed towards any particular god or attached to any religion, could be adopted by one and all.

M.V. Ramani of the Foundation who presented the evening's function solicited help from public for them to continue the recordings of the Vedas for posterity and involvement of youngsters in the Vedic movement. A.K. Ramamurthy, founder trustee of the Foundation proposed a vote of thanks. This was followed by a vocal recital of S. Malavika. Those interested in purchasing the DVD may please contact 044-2499 7422/ 98410 87422.


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