Enlightening Speechs and Carnatic Violin…

The concluding session of Prasanthi Vidwaan Mahasabha 2012 was marked with three illuminating speeches by the young scholars, faculties and students, followed by a scintillating musical offering by renowned violin duo Ganesh – Kumaresh at the Sai Kulwant hall in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Speaking first, Dr Deepak Anand, Asst. Professor with Dept. of Management Studies, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, spoke on the subject ‘Fleeting Moments’ listing out various question man has to face in his way forward towards his goal in life. Speaking with authority and clarity, Dr Deepak Anand enlightened the audience entwining his speech with apt anecdotes, illustrating every point, from his own student day experiences with Bhagawan.

Sri Abhay Kini, MBA student from Prasanthi Nilayam campus speaking next elucidated on the subject ‘Surrender.’ Kini’s structured speech began with a reference to the Poornahuthi that signifies surrender. Elucidating further with apt anecdotes from rich experiences of veteran devotees, the young scholar ended his speech with a reference to the importance of offering all vices in the sacrificial fire. It is only through love one can reach Atma Nivedanam, Self Surrender; Self Surrender alone grants true peace, said the speaker concluding his speech.

Giving a befitting finale to the week-long talk sessions as part of the ‘ensemble of the learned’, Ms AV Aishwarya from the Anantapur Campus spoke on giving certain practical tips in man’s evolutionary spiritual journey.

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed. Exhorting the audience of the essence of Upanishads, Bhagawn lucidly narrated the events that led to the Divine Celestial Marriage of Lord Rama and Mother Sita.

Marking the grand-finale, renowned violin duo Ganesh – Kumaresh presented a soul-filling Carnatic Violin duet session enlightening the beautiful twilight, enthralling the audience with sheer talent and devotion for over 45 minutes.

Mixing violin with vocal rendition, to the accompaniment of Ghadam and Mridangam, the duo mesmerised the audience with some scintillating tunes, namely, Sree Ganesha Sivunikumara…, Rama Rama Rama Sai…, Madhava Keshava Madhava…. Stringing together the popular number Rama Kodanda Rama…with the famous Lord Ayyappa Song sung in the Sabarimala shrine, Harivarasanam Vishwamohanam, the duo ended their offering on a high note. The duo had the rare distinction of being child prodigies, having begun their violin exploration as early as at the age of 3.

Even as bhajans continued artistes were felicitated and prasadam was distributed. Mangala Arathi was offered at 1920 hrs. marking grand culmination of Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha 2012.

Youth from the United Kingdom will offer a musical presentation tomorrow evening.

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