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Thyagaraja Festival 2020 A musical tribute to the Singing Saint

Solihull: Thyagaraja Festival 2020 and International Wome’s Day Celebration event was held at The Core theatre, Solihull. Organised by Shurthi UK and British Carnatic Choir Host by Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan Chief Guests were Metro Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority Andy Street CBE. Dr Aman Puri IFS, Consul General of India in Birmingham, Cllr Stuart Davis and Mrs Sarah Johnson, Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Solihull, Robert Elliot President Solihull Chamber, Tony Elvin and several other esteemed dignitaries.The event featured Indian classical music and dance performances by young people who had gathered from all across the country to pay tribute to the great Singing Saint and Composer Thyagaraja. The festival also celebrated and honoured women achievers from various fields as inspiring role models and for their valuable contribution. The women achievers who were honoured at BTF 2020 : Professor Clare Mackie, Deputy Vice Chancellor Birmingham City University, Anjum Khan, Director, Asian Business Chamber of Commerce, Anita Chumber, Director & Co Founder, Birmingham Awards, Co Editor, Asian Today, Swarnalakshmi Ravi, Student studying Masters at Aston University, Melanie Palmer, Operational & Strategic Lead, Solihull Bid.Report by S M IRFAN TAHIR Photojournalist / Member National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.

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