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‘Natya Vidya Bharati’ award to Yamini Krishnamurthy

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Classical dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy will be conferred the title ‘Natya Vidya Bharathi’ award by the Visakha Music and Dance Academy at Kalabharati Auditorium on the first day of its annual weeklong music, dance and drama festival.

Speaking to press, founder president of the VMDA C.S.N.Raju said that apart from a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh, she will also receive a golden lotus worth Rs.2.5 lakh, clothes and a citation. Trustee honorary secretary of the academy G.R.K.Prasad said opportunity would be given to local artistes to showcase their talents.

On August 12, the award presentation ceremony will be followed by the presentation of dance by the disciples of Dr.Yamani Krishna Murthy.

Nadaswaram concert by Guruvilla Appanna on August 14
Hindustani vocal concert by Manjusha Karmakar Patil on August 15
Carnatic vocal concert by T.M.Krishna on August 16
Carnatic vocal concert by Shankar Sastry on August 17
Drama ‘Maharshi Valmiki’ on August 18

The programmes will begin at 6.30pm on these days.