Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The State government has declared the birth anniversary of legendary vocalist Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna as it annual State function.
The government declared that the birth anniversary on July 6 would be celebrated as State function every year and a GO has been issued on Wednesday. The order also said that the ‘Government School of Music and Dance, would rechristened as Dr.Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna Government School of Music and Dance. An award would be initiated in the name of Balamuralikrishna that would carry a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh and would be given every year on July 6 to a reputed vocal, Carnatic musician. Scholarships would be given in his name to 10 meritorious students in the Carnatic vocal music of the State.
The prime eligibility of the scholarship would be the completion of the certificate course and each student would be given Rs.10,000 per year. The government would also record 300 kirtanas composed by him in audio format.