Team Ninaada of PES University organized Chords ’21 on March 6th 2021, in a spectacular fashion organized in its campus.
"Beat of the Ballad", produced by Team Ninaada, was a beautiful amalgamation of the different genres of music and was performed by 70 talented student performers from PES University, and was live-streamed via YouTube.
The event began with a soulful invocation presented by Nishanth Madhusudhan, with the lighting of the lamp by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr.V Krishna, Chancellor Prof. M. R Doreswamy, Vice-Chancellor Dr. J Suryaprasad, Registrar K.S Sridhar and world-famous drummer, Vidwan B.S Arunkumar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M. R. Doreswamy, the Chancellor of the University, expressed his deep sense of happiness on the event being organized by the student team of the University. He also mentioned that at a time when the fear of COVID-19 still prevails, a program of this nature and magnitude has come as a healer. He said that this should serve as a step towards getting back to normalcy. He heaped praises on the students of the University on their talent apart from academics as it’s very essential for students to involve themselves in co-curricular activities. He urged students to participate in more such activities for greater personal growth. He also pointed out that there is no substitute for offline classes by saying that presently, offline classes have been functioning effectively in all campuses of the University. He also stated that as Advisor on Educational Reforms to the Government of Karnataka, he has suggested that the Government reopen classes starting from the highest level and progressively come down to the lower classes in schools and colleges.
Vidwan B. S. Arunkumar began his speech by thanking the dignitaries and conveyed his gratitude to Team Ninaada for inviting him to be a part of Chords '21 and praised PESU for conducting this beautiful event.
The student performance started with “Pancharasa”, an emotional journey through the ragas to depict the story of a relationship. The five compositions, one “Hindustani”, three Carnatic and one original, was soulfully performed by Bangalore Nishanth and the team.
This was followed by an illustration to showcase the various dance forms pan-India. The culture and diversity of the country was displayed with great vigour that kept the audience engrossed and invoked a great sense of pride in the richness and grandeur of the culture of the nation.
The next segment featured a tribute to the Late S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. The songs were perfectly picked to depict his stellar career and to celebrate his contributions to the field of music. This recital was both poignant and joyous, glorifying his spectacular life, honouring, and immortalizing him.
The finale was marked by the entertaining Retro-to-Metro production, showcased by the extremely talented choir. The songs, strung together with care, flawlessly portrayed the evolution of Bollywood music through the years. This was the ultimate end to this exhilarating day.
Pranav Joshi, Co-Head of Ninaada, presented the Vote of Thanks, acknowledging and praising the efforts of the talented performers, the core team, the organizers and volunteers. He thanked the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. V. Krishna, whose unwavering support and guidance motivated and drove the entire event. The support and motivation of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor, Department Heads, teachers, support staff and PES University students was greatly appreciated and the event could not have been successful without their enterprise and the heartwarming response from the public.