Sunday, June 9, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shirdi Sai Parivaar
1221 California Circle, Milpitas CA 95035

Event Highlight

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Performers: 
Chinmay Raghvendran (student of Sri. Shivkumar Bhat)
Janani & Mythri Sekar (student of J. B. Keerthana & Nandini Ramamurthi)
Manya Sriram (student of Sri Paduka Academy-Sri.Vivek Sundararaman)
Maya Mahadevan (student of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi)
Meera Bharat (student of Sri Paduka Academy-Sri.Vivek Sundararaman)
Sashwat Mahalingam (student of Sri Paduka Academy-Sri.Hari Devanath)
Shreyas Bharadwaj -Flute (student of Sri. Mohanrangan Govindaraj)
Sripradha Manikantan - Veena (student of Sri. Mudikondan S.N.Ramesh)

String accompanists:

Aditya Satyadeep (student of Smt. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)
Apurvaa Anand (student of Smt. Anuradha Sridhar)
Deeksha Venkateswaran (student of Ms. H.M.Smitha)
Sahas Ramesh (student of Sri. Vittal Ramamurthy)
Shravya Srinath  (student of Smt. Sandhya Srinath)
Tejas Bharadwaj (student of Sri BV Raghavendra Rao)
Urmika Balaji (student of Vid. A.Kanyakumari)
Mrudangam accompanists:
Akshay Aravindan  (student of Sri Kumbakonam Swaminathan)
Akshay Suresh (student of Sri. Gopi Lakshminarayanan)
Lalit Kovvuri (student of Sri Ramesh Srinivasan)
Sachin Venkat (student of Sri K V Gopalakrishnan)
Shreyas Balaji (student of Sri Ravindrabharathy Sridharan)
Sriram Subramanian(student of Sri. Gopi L. & Sri T.Narendran)
Vaibhav Prakash(student of Sri. Gopi Lakshminarayanan)
Varchas Bharadwaj (student of Sri Trivandrum Balaji)

Dear members,

It was an emotional afternoon for all of us who gathered at the Sai Mandir auditorium for our June CCC event Sunday on two counts, Vivek’s farewell and graduation ceremony for our big batch of graduating seniors. A big thanks to all of you members who made an effort to be there in person to share the afternoon with us.

The hot weather did not deter our performers and accompanists from doing a stellar job. We introduced Chinmay and Maya on the vocals, Sripradha on the veena, Shreyas Bharadwaj on the flute, and Shreyas Balaji on the Mrudangam and all of them did a great job. We had 4 seniors, Shreyas Bharadwaj, Meera Bharat, Janani Sekar and Apurvaa Anand give their final performances before heading to college this Fall. Manya took up the OTS challenge and performed with Apurvaa and Akshay A. supporting her. All our other accompanists as always, did a fine job as well.

The highlight was a custom RTP from Sashwat Mahalingam dedicated to one of our beloved resident guru and his family, who’ll be moving out of state. Yes, if you haven’t heard, Sri Vivek Sundararaman is moving to Texas and since June was the last CCC he may attend, Sashwat who was in our June line up took up a pallavi in his honor and delivered it flawlessly with Aditya and Sriram supporting him on stage. Big thanks to Sri Hari Devanath for composing this pallavi which gave an emotional and fitting farewell to our beloved guru Sri Vivek who has supported all of our initiatives since 2010. I had the pleasure of introducing him to the bay area as part of the IMPART 25 USA event in June 2010 and he quickly became an integral part of our intimate music community. It’s a huge loss for CCC and the entire bay area that he’s moving and we will dearly miss his encouraging first-row presence at our future events.

We have 22 seniors graduating from high school this year, single largest batch ever and only 14 of them attended our event Sunday. We had the pleasure of acknowledging their success and grateful to Sri Srikanth Chary for greeting and blessing the grads on stage.

Here are the pics from the event (courtesy of Barath Rangaswamy), and our sincere thanks to him for covering the event and uploading the pics quickly.

Vidya has become a pro at editing the video excerpts and here’s the video clip from our June event. Our deepest appreciation to her for doing this month after month!

Please save July 13th Saturday from 2-5pm for our next event and also note it will be at Fremont Adult school in 4700 Calaveras Ave, Fremont, CA 94538 as our usual venue SSP was not available.

Happy Father’s Day to all the CCC dads, hope your loved ones treat you with something very special this Sunday!

Regards,

Padma


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