Popular music director Arjun Janya enthralled the audience on Wednesday, the concluding day of the six- day cultural festival organised as part of University of Mysore centenary celebrations, with his fusion and melody singing.
The youths and elders alike danced to the popular numbers sung by Janya. Inspired by the enthusiastic audience, Janya continued singing with much vigour.
The singer kicked off the concert with a devotional song along with a dance troupe. His grand entry on a crane evoked huge applause from the audience gallery. Then he paid tribute to Goddess Chamundeshwari and made the audience sing “Sri Anjaneya Prasannanjaneya” song from ‘Bhajarangi’ movie.
Impressed with the audience Janya also took an exception by calling Ghana Ambassador to USA Phibert Johnson to the floor. Janya and Johnson together entertained the audience.
Later, University of Mysore Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa felicitated Arjun Janya. Speaking on the occasion, Janya said he was very much impressed by the appreciative audience. He praised the heritage city for its ambience. “I would be happy to stay in Mysuru in the coming days.”
The occasion also witnessed dance performances by overseas students from African and Middle East countries, Australia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Vietnam and Iran who exhibited their culture.
Johnson, Ghana Ambassador to USA, said that he was delighted to be part of the cultural events in Mysuru. “A strong leadership can take the world towards development. This century is in need of great leaders who can lead us towards a better society. Africa and Asia are moving towards development and it is our responsibility to build a conducive atmosphere for that. Together we can give a strong leadership, to which foreign policies between Africa and Asia need to be strengthened,” he added.
UoM Registrar Prof C Basavaraju was present.