From: The President & Trustees of Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha (Regd Trust)
To: All Life Members & Annual Members (Current)
Trust you and your family members are safe and all well. As you are aware the Sabha’s activities had come to a halt from 21th March 2020 due to lockdown as a result of Covid 19 Pandemic. The scheduled programmes of March, April, May and June 2020 were cancelled. The Trust has not taken a decision regarding monthly programmes for the coming months. Considering the prevailing Covid 19 situation perhaps it may take some more time before we commence regular programmes.
The School of Performing Arts, a wing of the Sabha, where students are being systematically trained in Carnatic & Hindustani styles of Music (both Vocal and Instrument) as well as Bharathanatyam and Kathak dance forms, is also currently remain closed. An effort to commence on-line classes is being made and hopefully will commence shortly.
I am sure you will appreciate the difficult time that the Sabha is currently facing and extend your full co-operation and support. I would also appeal to you to enthuse your colleagues, relatives and friends to enrol as Members of the Sabha and strengthen the Institution.
Be Safe and be active.
15 June 2020
Dr. R Balasubramaniam, President
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is situated in Indiranagar Bangalore, also known as the IT Capital of India. Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka boasts of a rich cultural tradition which has traditionally anchored music dance and drama. With this background the Sabha, since its founding in early 1986, has actively engaged itself in the promotion of classical music and dance. A registered trust that was authored by Late Sri A. Alagappan, a leading industrialist and a band of dedicated trustees, the Sabha currently has over 650 members. For more than 34 years, the Sabha has been instrumental in fulfilling the cultural aspirations in the eastern part of Bangalore city.
The activities of the institution can be classed under the following categories:
• Conducting Monthly Programmes
• Organising an annual festival of music and dance
• Holding National and International conferences
• Operation of School of Performing Arts
• Conducting workshops and special events
34 years in the history of an institution is but a drop in the ocean of time. Nevertheless, the trustees can feel justifiably proud of the strides that the Sabha has made over these three decades. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in Bangalore which has succeeded in constructing a cultural centre of its own to house all its activities. It has also succeeded in providing a platform both for renowned and established artists as well as promising talent. The coming years should see further growth in various facets of the Sabha's activities.