The importance of promoting Tamil music and musical instruments was the point of focus of speakers at a function to mark the monthly music concert organised by the Tiruchi Tamil Isai Sangam here recently. Founder of Agasthiar publishers, S. Gopalakrishnan, said that Tamil music should be popularised to a great extent among the masses. The monthly concerts being organised by the sangam would help achieve the goal, he said.
R.M. Dheenadayalu, honorary trustee of the sangam, traced the growth of the Tamil music over the centuries. Young students should be motivated to learn and practise Tamil music. He explained the origin and development of a few musical instruments including the ‘moharsing'.
Later, Girija Hari presented a concert. She was accompanied by Deepika Ragunathan on the violin; B. Swaminathan on the mridangam; G. Girish on the ganjira and Dheenadayalu on the moharsing.
L. N. Lakshmanan, president of the sangam, said that this was the 79th monthly concert since the inception of the sangam. The concerts were being held to promote the talents of youth in rendering Tamil compositions.