Sri Matha Samarpanam Trust is the brainchild of Smt.Nalini Ramprasad and Sri.Ramprasad, based in Chennai.
The Trust celebrated its 15th Anniversary on the 24th of August at Sivakami Petachi Auditorium, Chennai.
Smt.Nalini Ramprasad used to run an organization called "Children Academy" in the 80's and many of us gave our maiden concerts at Children Academy :-)
My debut concert was for Children Academy in the year 1986.
As part of the 15th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Matha Samarpanam Trust, Smt.Nalini chose to honor many of us with the title of "Sangeetha Sarathy", who grew along with Children Academy during our school days. I shared the dias along with my colleagues including Embar.Kannan, S.Varadarajan, Calcutta Sisters, Manoj Siva, Poorna Siva, S.P.Ramh, K.Arunprakash and many more. We were all given awards in recognition of our achievements. It was indeed a very pleasant occasion :-)
A CD of "Shiva Shlokas", rendered by the disciples of Smt.Nalini was released on this occasion by Padmasri.Dr.Nalli Kuppusami Chettiar. I received the first copy.
(seen in the picture from L to R: Sri.Ramprasad, Smt.Nalini, Sri.Koothapiran, Dr.Nalli Kuppusami Chettiar, myself)