Sep 19th 2017
Place: New Delhi
Occasion: Release of a Special Rs 100 Coin on Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi by the Vice President of India.
Please find below pictures of the Special Rs 100 coin on Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi by the Vice President of India, His Excellency Sri Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of Dr Mahesh Sharma Minister for Culture - Government of India and Sri Sachidanand Joshi - Member Secretary - IGNCA.
My apologies for posting the pictures late.
I am seen welcoming His Excellency - Vice President of India Sri Venkaiah Naidu
The program commenced with the National Anthem
Lighting of the traditional Kuthuvilakku
Aishwarya Saundarya sing the Annamacharya Composition “Enthmatramuna Evaruthalachina" as the Prayer Song.
Release of a Special Rs 100 coin and Rs 10 coin on Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi. Also in the picture are Sri Sachidanand Joshi, Member Secretary IGNCA (with the beard on the left) and Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister for Culture.
His Excellency the Vice President of India handing over the first set of the Special Rs 100 and Rs 10 Coins to yours truly as a representative of the family.
All family members on the stage with the dignitaries.
One more picture of the same.
The Vice President listening to “Jo Atchuthananda” (Listening dock) at the Exhibition on MSS
“She is Saundarya – a budding dancer, musician and Grand Daughter of Radha” says Dr Sonal Mansingh as she introduces her to Dr Mahesh Sharma, the Minister for Culture (Govt of India). Incidentally Dr Mansingh has seen my mother dance live in the 1950’s.
Our family take a picture with Dr Mahesh Sharma, the Union Minister for Culture - Government of India.
The front side of the Special Rs 100 coin with the image of Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi.
The back of the coin with the National Emblem of India