Puttur, Aug 22: Mangalore University intercollegiate music competitions ‘Philo Ninaada 2017’ on August 22 was inaugurated at St Philomena College Puttur college auditorium.
The registrar of Mangalore University Prof K M Lokesh inaugurated the event. He said, "India has a vast music background. Music is a supreme art. Every competitor has to treat this competition as a celebration of our ancient cultural tradition."
Chartered accountant CA M Jagannath Kamath Mangaluru participated as chief guest. ‘A’ top graded Ghatam artist, AIR Mangalore Vidwan Trchi K R Kumar was the guest of honour. The campus director and chairman of Centre for PG Studies and Research Fr Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro graced the occasion. The Principal Prof Leo Noronha presided over the programme.
‘Philo Ninaada 2017’ consisted of eight events namely, classical vocal solo, classical instrument solo-percussion, classical instrument solo-non-percussion, light vocal-Indian, western vocal, group song-Indian, group song-western and folk orchestra. Students from 17 colleges of Mangalore University participated in the various events held on the first day.
Members of Performing Arts Association presented the prayer. The convener Prashanth Rai welcomed the gathering. The assistant professor of computer science Rajeshwari M proposed the vote of thanks. The HoD of English Bharathi S Rai compered the programme.