RCSS Twin Cities Joint Meeting on 04-03-2012.

Dear Members,

Sub : Invitation to Rotary Club of Hyderabad-Pt.Jasraj Cross Cultural Awards Twin Cities Jt.Meeting

Event : Sunday 4th March 2012 at 6.15pm at Jubilee Hills International Centre-Jubilee Hills-Hyderabad

Rotary Club of Hyderabad conducts its annual Cross Cultural Awards function on 4th March 2012.

This event was inspired by Padma Vibuhshan Sangeet Martand Pt.Jasraj and he has been the chief Guest from inception.
The event is to recognise and award to an individual or group of individuals who, coming from one cultural milieu have made an effort to understand & master an art form from a different cultural ethos.
This is in keeping with One of the Objectives OF ROTARY, namely advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace.

Since its inception in 2007-2008, the following are the awardees.
a. 2007-2008 Mrs.Rehana Khan -Bhartnatyam
b. 2008-2009 Padma Sri Dr. Ileana Citaristi, an Italian by birth, for her proficiency in Odissi.
c. 2009-2010 Mr Justin McCarty, American by birth, for his proficiency in BharataNatyam.
d. 2010-2011 Ms Saskia Rao De Haas, Dutch by birth for her talent in modifying the Cello to play Hindustani Classical music.
e. 2011-2012 Mr. Takahiro Arai who is Japanese by birth for his proficiency in playing the Santoor.

This year the Award goes to Mr. Takahiro Arai, Japanese by birth and nationality and exponent of Hindustani Classical music on the Santoor. The awards ceremony takes place on SUNDAY, 4th MARCH, 2012 at JUBILLEE HILLS INTERNATIONAL CENTER. CHief Guest Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Marthand Pandit Jasraj will present the AWARD at the Joint Meeting of the Twin cities Rotary Clubs.

Tea will be served from 6.15pm to 6.45pm. After the awards ceremony, Mr Takahiro will give his santoor performance. There are no fellowship charges.

Request all Rotarian's to join in this event and appreciate these individuals. Our Traditional Indian Art forms need all the encouragement possible.

President 2011-2012
Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise
A 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club