"Music is the greatest treasure that we could pass on to the younger generation and the bonus is on the youngsters to preserve it for posterity," music director ilayaraja said here on Monday. Speaking at the inauguration of the eighth annual music festival of Sri Bhairavi Gana Sabha, the legendary composer praised the compositions of composers Saint Thyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshathar.
Raja sir said their 'krithis" were soaked in 'bhakthi" and even the mere rendering of krithis of the great composers would help one borne as musicians. Encouraging aspiring musicians to learn music with reverence, he said musicians must be modest and not measure the amount of knowledge they have acquired. He also presented various awards on the occasion. Sabha chairman Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, president A.Natarajan and secretary H.Ramakrishnan also spoke.