Celebrating Tamil New Year Day the state contingent under the auspices of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations - Tamil Nadu presented a musical evening featuring an Instrumental Violin concert by famed Padmasree Kalaimamani Kum. Kanyakumari at the Sanctum Sanctorum today in Prasanthi Nilayam. Hundreds of devotees from the state are in Prasanthi Nilayam attending the holy beginning of the vernacular new year in the Divine Presence. This evening the artist was accompanied by Kalaimamani KV Prasad on Mridangam, Sarvasree Sai Rakshit and Bangalore Rajsekhar Chakravarthi on Violin and Morsinghrespectively.
Inauguration of Nine Bhajan Mandalis Of SSSVIP affiliated villages of Tamil Nadu under the Adarsh Gram Project followed next.
Earlier in the morning, Savita Gayathri Homam for world peace was organised by the Tamil Nadu contingent in the Poornachandra Auditorium attended by hundreds of devotees. This is the second year in succession the Yajna is being conducted during the Tami New Year occasion in Prasanthi Nilayam.