TIRUPATI, SEPT. 7: TTD EO Sri MG Gopal on Sunday launched a new project, Sri Venkateswara Veda Recording Project in the premises of Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance in Tirupati.

Addressing the occasion, the EO said, this project will focus on the recording of Vedas and related hymns exclusively. “Earlier, the vedic recordings were done along with the other sankeertans. As a result the recordings of vedas used to move on a snail pace. Since promotion of vedic knowledge is one of chief goals, we have separated this and launched an exclusive project for Vedas. Now we could able bring out the vedic treasures on a faster pace and the recordings will be undertaken by SV Vedic University”, he added.

The EO said, the students who show expertise in SV College of Music and Dance will be given an opportunity to sing keertans which will be recorded by SV Recording Project. “We will focus on both vedam and nadam recording through the respective projects”, he added.

In his speech, Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar said, the state of art recording machinery with C-24 audio recording advanced technology equipment has been set up to record the Vedas. “Through this project we want to encourage our students and budding talents also. The recordings will be categorised into three for recording the Annamacharya, Dasa,Vengamamba and other vaggeyakara kritis rendered by Bala-Childrem, Yuva-Youth and Prasiddha-Versatile artistes. On every shravana star of the month, a CD will be released by SV Recording Project in Annamacharya Kalamandiram at Tirupati.

Later five girls trained by famous music director Sri Saluri Vasudeva Rao rendered Annamacharya Kritis on the cultural platform at Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance following Shravana Nakshatram-the birth star of Lord Venkateswara on Sunday.

Special Grade Deputy EO and Director of the TTD projects Sri Munirathnam Reddy, Deputy EO All Projects Smt Sharada, SV Vedic University Vice-Chancellor Sri K E Devanathan, SV College of Music and Dance Principal Smt YVS Padmavathi, stalwart musicians Sri Annavarapu Ramaswamy, Sri Malladi Suribabu, Sri Komanduru Seshadri, Sri G Balakrishna Prasad were also present.