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President Valingro inducted in Tamil Isai Sangam Board

Sep 6, 2016

Mrs. Valli Arun, President - Valingro has been inducted in Tamil Isai Sangam Board. Mrs. Arun’s wide interest in Traditional Indian Music, Dance & Arts will enhance the developments in the Tamil Isai Sangam. Mrs. Arun’s vision will focus on creating value addition towards expanding and promoting the Sangam’s activities.

Tamil Isai Sangam is a music association started to promote pure form of ancient Tamil music popularly known as Tamil Isai throughout Tamil Nadu. It was founded in Chennai in 1943 by Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar towards his vision to promote Tamil music across all parts of Tamil Nadu. From 1943-1995, Dr. M. A. Chidambaram had been the Secretary of the association. He was very much involved  in  having  every  functio n to  start & conclude as   per  the  desired  schedule. Under   the   able  guidance  of Dr. M. A. Chidambaram, Dr. A. C. Muthiah became the Secretary of the Association from 1995 and is very instrumental in developing the activities of the Tamil Isai Sangam and Tamil Music College.

In January 1944, The Tamil Music College was started by the Tamil Isai Sangam. Tamil Music College has various Courses in Instrumental music (Nathasvaram, Thavil, Veenai, Violin & Miruthangam) & Bharatha Natyam. Bachelor of Music (B. Music) & Master of Music (M. Music) are the major Courses at Tamil Music College. One Year Music Teacher Courses are also being conducted at the Tamil Music College. “Pann” research is also being carried over at the Tamil Music College from 1949.

With the aim of spreading Tamil Isai, Tamil Isai Festival is being organized for 12 days during the month of December every year, eminent Musicians & Music Scholars perform each day. A prominent & outstanding Musician is chosen every year and honoured on the first day of the music festival with the tile “Isaiperaringar”, Trophy (Porpathakkam) & Cash Prize (Ponmudi).

Website : www.tamilisaisangam.in