Reflection 2016-Brings legendary singer alive
A state-level singing competition to honor the music of late Sri Raju Ananthaswamy
Bangalore, 25th June, 2016: Vasu agarbathis, a brand under Cycle Pure Agarbathies, World’s largest incense stick manufacturer presented Reflections 2016, a state-level singing competition which took place on 24th of June at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore.
Reflections 2016 — Bringing back Raju Live and Alive, was an initiative of Mandra Cultural Foundation in remembrance of late Sri Raju Ananthaswamy, a renowned Kannada music composer and singer and son of late Sri Mysore Ananthaswamy who was one of the pioneers of Kannada Bhavageethe in Karnataka. With this event, Mandra Cultural Foundation plans to make Reflections an annual festival to propagate Kannada music and literature. The preliminary rounds of the singing competition happened between 18th and 19th of June at Mysore and 9 major districts.
Reflections 2016, was a day-long celebrationwith the contenders singing the compositions of Sri Raju. The event also included a workshop by Praveen D Rao, appreciating Raju’s music in the august presence of noted singer Hamsalekha and SandeepChowta. Actors Sudeep and PuneetRajkumar from Sandalwood accompanied by popular singer Vijay Prakashwere the Chief Guests for the show that evening.
Sreya Bhat and Srikara took the winner’s trophy home from Senior and Junior category respectively. They both were jubilant at winning the competition, and thanked everyone for such an opportunity to honour a legendary musician.
Commenting on the association, Mr. ArjunRanga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathiessaid,“Our utmost endeavour has always been to enlighten our customers with the essence of spirituality. I believe music, more than anything, gives one the ability to connect with their inner self. The contributions of late Sri RajuAnnanthaswamyto the world of Kannada music and literature has been colossal to say the least and we are delighted to be associated with an event like Reflections 2016which commemorates his legacy. We hope this association will help connect to our customers on a more cultural note. “
About Cycle Pure Agabathis
‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ is the flagship brand of the Mysuru-based conglomerate NR Group. Cycle is the leading Agarbathi brand in India and is exported to over 70 countries. N.RangaRao and Sons, the makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies, recently received re-certification as a carbon neutral manufacturer from UK-based The CarbonNeutral Company — the leading provider of carbon reduction solutions in the world. The distinction makes N. RangaRao and Sons the world’s first incense stick manufacturer to receive this recognition. The certification entitles the company to use carbon neutral symbol in all its products representing the quality and sustainable development the company fosters.
Cycle Pure Agarbathies has a wide array of sub brands in its portfolio catering to various segments. Cycle Pure Agarbathies has won numerous Export Awards and Awards for marketing excellence.
About NR Group
The Mysuru-based NR Group was founded by Shri N. RangaRao in 1948. A true visionary and philanthropist, Shri.RangaRao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies which has today become the largest selling incense stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved into a successfully run business conglomerate with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business categories like manufacturing of functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances and floral extracts (NESSO). The Group is committed towards its social responsibilities and fulfils them through its charity arm ‘NR Foundation’. NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on NR Group, please visit http://www.nrgroup.co.in/
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