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title and honour was awarded to Shanta & Dhananjayan by Dr. Balamuralikrishna
through the VIPANCHEE Trust founded by Smt.Saraswathi Sundaresan.
The award function was held on 31st December 07 at R.K.Swamy Hall, Mylapore.
Young musicians & Bharatanaatyam artistes were also honoured during
this august function presided by former Doordarshan Director Sri.A.Natarajan.
title and award presented on 25th November 2007
for Music and Dance, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala under the Chairmanship
of Prof.(Dr) G. Balamohan Thambi (Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala University
had instituted "KALANIDHI" title and award to performing artistes above
60 years of age only and they select couple artistes of eminence by a special
jury. The back bone of this 23 year old Institution are
and her husband Kaniyampuzha Subramaniyan. This is the fifth year they
are honouring highly deserving artistes without any political or social
pressure or tag attached to the function. His Highness Marthanda Varma
Maharaja of Thiruvanthapuram has been the sole Presiding person to disburse
this title and award which lend a serene and dignity to the function.
the celebrated couple Bharatanaatyam artistes Naatyaachaarya Sri. V.P.Dhananjayan
and Shanta Dhananjayan, the other couple who received Kalanidhi award are
Sri.Pramukhan(Musician-vocalist, who could handle almost 30 insturments
with equal proficiency)- and wife Kalamandalam Money (Bharatanaatyam &
Mohinaattam). The young talent award 'Balaratna" was awarded to K.S.Harisankar
(child artist) who is an acredited Carnatic concert singer and excellent
Mridangam player. Grand son of the great Musician Omankutty Amma.
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Dhananjayans receiving the citation and insignia from Maharaja Marthandavarma
others in the pictures are Prof. Dr.Balamohan Thambi, & Subramaniyan
information contact the convener Sri. Kaniyappuzha Subrahmaniam
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& felicitation to BHARATAKALANJALI & The Dhananjayans
A Tamizh Magazine Edited and published by the great Gandhian and philanthropist
Thiru: P.KALYANA SUNDARAM celebrated the magazine's 55th anniversary and
60th Indian Independence Day on 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanthi day) at Kalaivanar
Arangam, Chennai. Recognizing the 40 years of service to art & culture,
Bharatakalanjali as an institution was awarded the Plaque of honor and
gold medal on this special occasion. This award & honor was bestowed
on the Dhananjayans' for their service to the art world through the institution
they founded in 1968.'
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May 27th 2007, Sanjay was married to Dr. Sophia Wong in New York City at
Philosophy Hall in Columbia University. Sophia hails from Edmonton, Canada
and is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Long Island University.
The wedding was attended by close family and friends from USA, India, Canada
and Japan. The festivities began with a West African Drum & Dance workshop
a day before the wedding. The wedding ceremony was followed by many performances
by family and friends as "Gifts of Creativity" to the happy couple. The
celebrations concluded with a ten course banquet in Manhattan's Chinatown.
Link to Wedding
HONOR AND WORLD PEACE AWARD FROM SWAMI SRI.CHINMOY (CHINMOY WORLD
UP THE WORLD WITH A ONENESS-HEART
THE INDIVIDUAL OF INSPIRATION AND DEDICATION
our deepest Appreciation, admiration and gratitude
CHINMONY: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations.
unaware and unexpected - when such an honour is bestowed on an individual,
the thrill and satisfaction is multifold.
were destined to receive this coveted award and honour in place of the
living legend Sitar maestro Bharataratana Pandit Ravishankar and his wife
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Chinmoy peace Foundation of the Poojyasri SRI.CHINMOY (Ref; web page for
had nominated and decided to give this honour to Pt.Ravishankar and Sukanya
Shankar on the occasion of the Foundation's annual convention in San Diego
on 14th June 07 . Hearing of our visit to San Diego at the same time, Panditjee
very graciously and generously opted to recommend and nominate our names
for the award and requested Swami Sri Chinmoy to honour us with this year's
"Peace award" of their organisation.
when we arrived San Diego, this surprise was awaiting us on the morning
of 14th June 2007.
award carries an insignia and medal. Swamijee's blessing is bestowed on
specially selected few by lifting them. (Swamijee is internationally
famous for using his Yogic power of concentration to lift any weight, including
aeroplanes and elephants). He very casually lifted both of us jointly weighing
Justice of Tamilnadu inaugurated the Natyanjali festival. Dhananjayan felicitated
the Natyaanjali festival committee and gave an inspiring speech on the
meaning, significance and purpose of this festival. He said, "while the
political parties try to fragment our Nation with unwanted issues like
water, language etc, the performing artistes unite the hearts of the people
and bring true national integration through art. Natyanjali festival is
the finest example of congregation of people from Kannyakumari to Kashmeer."
Dhananjayan presenting his books to Chief Justice A.P.Shah
Dhananjayan giving felicitation address. Chief Justice A.P.Shah,
wife and Justice Prabha Sridevan
and Natyanjali Organsing committee members
reverberates to rhythm of Natyanjali
The Hindu, Feb 18, 2007www.hinduonnet.com/2007/02/18/stories/2007021808420400.htm