November 23, 2006 1:16am CST
Dr. Ponnapula Sanjeeva Prasad has sponsored Jagjit Singh Ghazal concert on October 2 nd 2006 in Hitex, Hyderabad . He sponsored the programme in support of Venkatesh muscular dystrophy foundation, an association which is committed for the cause of kids suffering from muscular dystrophy. » About the foundation: K.Sujatha, mother of Venkatesh, the muscular dystrophy patient who died at Hyderabad on December 17, is setting up a foundation to help mobilise relief for dystrophy victims. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Ms.Sujatha said the Venkatesh Muscular Dystrophy Foundation would be launched in Hyderabad on February 17, initially with a medical camp and an awareness campaign for the benefit of parents of dystrophy patients in rural areas. "The objective is to offer Rs.500 a month and a wheel chair to dystrophy patients in rural areas whose suffering is compounded by lack of proper medical attention," she said. The foundation, she pointed out, would be fulfilling the wish of Venkatesh "who always had the desire to help handicapped persons." Replying to a question, Ms. Sujatha said muscular dystrophy was a rare disease and that so far she obtained information on about 400 people suffering from it in various parts of the State. The foundation, however, was essentially for the patients in rural areas, which lacked even basic medical facilities to diagnose this problem. "The patients need round-the-clock care and one parent has to bestow complete attention on them," she said » About Jagjit Singh: Jagjit Singh a legendary name in the field of Ghazal Singing is indisputably one of the most talented artist of India . This name has been ringing in the ears of millions of music lovers for many years. He is very versatile artist who can fill your heart with his meaningful and melodious song in any language of the world. Jagjit Singh, one of the most talented artistes of India , has with his beautiful and equally talented wife Chitra Singh made history in the world of music. Born on 8th February 1941 in Shriganganagar in Rajasthan, he trained under Ustad Jamal Khan of the Senia Gharana. After graduation he came to Mumbai to try his fortunes in the music business. The first full-fledged Ghazal album by the husband-wife team was "The Unforgettables" in 1976. This album set new sales records and has been followed by numerous ghazals as well as devotional/religious albums, all of which have become classics. Jagjit's ghazals brings out the emotional side of ghazal and poetry lovers. His ghazals do a wonderful job in delivering tranquility (where "mai-khana" is involved), passion, serenity, pain ("sweet pain" in love), deepness, grief, love and a reminder of one's own personal past. His voice, a true gift of God has the pain that an "ashiq" feels after loosing his beloved, the love that a mother seeks for her child, the tranquility that a "saaqi" delivers, the strange fear in a boy when she walks in the room. His deep voice holds the key to perhaps every emotion locked within oneself. As the pioneer of non-film music wave Jagjit & Chitra have been greatly instrumental in popularizing Ghazals. They have also created the music and songs for various films and even TV serials. Jagjit & Chitra have their fans spread out not only in India but all over the world. The response to their performances in concerts has been tremendous. Their ability to establish a rapport with their audience makes the evening a memorable experience. Looking for new talents and promoting them has been Jagjit Singh's constant endeavor. Artistes such as Talat Aziz, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Vinod Sehgal, Ashok Khosla and Siza Roy are his contribution to the field of music. Succession awards have been conferred upon him from several state governments and music associations. Their enchanting ghazals use the choicest poetry by renowned lyricists like Mirza Ghalib, Ameer Meenai, Kafeel Aazer, Sudarshan Faakir and Nida Fazli. The lyrics which stirs an emotive appeal are given mood and life by Jagjit and Chitra Singh.Songs like "Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh se Naqab Aahista Aahista","Aah Ko Chahiye","Baat Nicklegi To Door Talak Jayegi"and "Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti"are some of his best songs. » Delhi Tourism Today Delhi the capital of India , is India 's melting pot, drawing and absorbing, over the centuries, settlers and visitors from across the globe. Delhi is on the passage to Asia , with roads from across the continent meeting and leading from here to everywhere and anywhere. » Agra Tourism The city of the Taj Mahal and once the capital of the Mughal empire, Agra , has several monuments which display the splendour of Mughal architecture. It was here that Babar, the founder of the dynasty, had the first formal Persian garden laid out on the banks of the river Yamuna. Akbar, his grandson, raised the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort, within whose walls Jahangir built rose-red palaces, courts and gardens, and which Shahajahan embellished with marble mosques, palaces and pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble. » Jaipur Tourism Popularly and aptly known as the Pink City because of its architectural palaces and monuments in pink, Jaipur is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities of India . It was founded in 1727 AD by Sawai Raja Jai Singh and the color pink was used to create an impression of the red sand stone of the Mughal cities. » Jodhpur Tourism Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha, who was part of the Rathore clan and is claimed to be a descendent of Lord Rama. He chose Mandore, a place nine kilometers away from the city, as the capital of Jodhpur . To strengthen his foothold he built a fortress to which additions were done by his successors over the centuries. » Udaipur Tourism Udaipur- dream destination in the desert, whose sagas of great valour and stories of high romance add colour and character to a history as proud and unrelenting as it is long. The kingdom of Mewar was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for over 1200 years from Chittorgarh before Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568 following the final sacking of their hill fortress. In sharp contrast to its spartan and martial persona are lakes, hills, temples, gardens and fairy-tale palaces that make Udaipur the most romantic and enchanting place in Rajasthan. » Jaisalmer Tourism The golden beauty, etched in yellow sandstone. Perched atop the Trikuta Hill, it stands tall against miles of gleaming sand. Epitomising the desolate, awesome charm of the desert. Jaisalmer, the city of the golden fort is a fantasy in yellow sandstone in the heart of the Thar Desert . » Bikaner Tourism Bikaner was founded in 1488 AD., by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur , Rao Jodha is the city of the royal walled, the northern most point on the triangle of desert cities. Like Jaisalmer, in the south, it was, once, an important trade centre. » Pushkar Tourism Pushkar,a holy city devoted to Hindu God Brahma. is a small tourist town surrounding a small lake which the Hindus consider Holy and come to bathe in. Pushkar is only a short bus ride from the city Ajmer , but seems a world away with only small roads with limited traffic and surrounded by desert. It is a great place to walk around watching the street vendors selling trinkets, langur monkeys running from roof to roof, and cows peacefully eating trash along the side of the road. » Khajuraho Tourism Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) found in abundance in the area. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, built in the short span of a hundred years, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India in a truly inspired burst of creativity. » Varanasi Tourism Varanasi is one of the ancient seats of learning in India and situated between Delhi and Kolkata at a bend in the sacred Ganges River . Home to some of the most ancient and revered monasteries in the world, Varanasi is the place where scholars still come to learn the ancient knowledge of the Vedas and debate on nature of God. » Kashmir Tourism Jammu & Kashmir Set let like a jewelled crown on the map of India , Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its hues with the sea J sons - always extravagantly beautiful. Two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal, surround the landscape from the north and the south respectively. » Leh & Ladakh Tourism Leh is one of the favorite tourist destinations located in the northernmost parts of the country. Lapped in the snow-covered fringes of the Himalayas , Leh has been the center of Tibeto-Buddhist culture since ages. Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Korakaram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. » Mumbai Tourism Mumbai ( Bombay ), the capital of Maharashtra wears several hats or should we say crowns? Mumbai is not just India 's largest city, it is also its commercial capital, industrial powerhouse, busiest port, fashion capital, home to ‘Bollywood' ( India 's Hollywood ), world's biggest textile market. » Goa Tourism Goa the one time Portugese enclave, is to the Indian tourist what Hawaii is to the Western. A spot to relax and replenish life's vitality. Goa has a character quite distinct from the rest of India . Roman Catholicism remains a major religion in Goa . Over the last twenty years five-star hotels have moved in to cater to the increasing flow of both Indian and International tourist. In the process some of the old world Portuguese flavour has been diluted. » Kerala Tourism Kerala has some of India 's best coastal resorts, among the finest is the much photographed Kovalam, which many argue has the best beach in the country. Here visitors can take in Kerala's rich cultural and artistic life and enjoy th
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23 Dec 06
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