I would like to start the blog with the following.
I had written this in 2006 as President's message in the brochure for Pallavi's tenth year celebrations.
Dear Music Lover and Patron,
It is said “you are judged by the company you keep”. It is indeed a matter of great honor and immense pleasure to be associated with the Pallavi community and partake in its activities and growth. On the grand celebration of the tenth anniversary I congratulate each one of you because I believe that your untiring support has nourished Pallavi’s growth, which we all cherish today. From a small group of about five people, Pallavi has had a phenomenal healthy growth. I have been very fortunate to work with Prof.M.Raghavachari who is our founder President, the past President Prof.M.Krishnamoorthy, my Guru Shri. P.N.Krishnamurthy and many others. The rich experience, vision and guidance of the founding members coupled with the energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurship of the newer members has, beyond doubt, been the key factors of success in these ten years.
Over these years it has been increasingly difficult to bring quality artistes to the Capital District, especially after September 11th, 2001. Nevertheless, Pallavi has not been deterred by any such factors nor has compromised on quality. Going the extra mile, innovative ideas have been introduced in planning the concerts. The tenth year especially has seen a great amount of variety – Nadaswaram, Thyagaraja Vaibhavam with slide show, Bharatanatyam, Leading Hindustani concerts, Programs for kids, Composers Day, etc.
Attributed to the extensive brain-storming we do at our board meetings, we have been very successful in managing finance. We, sure, have had times when it has been very hard to break-even. But, we face it with the conviction that you are there for us. We all need to look beyond the obvious in increasing our membership base. There may be so many people out there who are willing and waiting to participate in a big way. Therefore, on this grand occasion, I appeal to you to pass the word around and encourage new people to come forward, become members and reap the benefits. I also appeal to you that we are constantly in need of physical help for various purposes. Therefore we need a large number of volunteers to come forward. From the bottom of my heart, I deeply thank Prof. M.Raghavachari and Prof.M.Krishnamoorthy for this invaluable opportunity and guidance. I also thank the esteemed members of the Pallavi Board and all of members and music lovers who have stood with us through thick and thin.
Remember! We all are bees and Pallavi is our beehive. Let us work together and gather honey.
Well; in our case we only sing and not sting!
President, Pallavi of the Capital District.