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Shankar Mahadevan Music Academy affiliates with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan On Monday, April 28, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA added a new chapter in its proud history by announcing Online Music Academy in affiliation with Shankar Mahadevan Music Academy at the Consulate General of India, NYC in presence of Consul General, NY, Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay. Another feather in Bhavan's cap was the announcing of the 13 episode reality show Showcased by TV Asia (Most popular south Asian TV channel in USA) named "SUR TAAL AUR SANSKAAR"Speaking at the occasion Ambassador Mulay appreciated the role played by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in upholding the Indian values and spreading Indian culture in USA. Chairman- Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and CEO TV Asia, Mr. H. R. Shah updated media about reality show and reiterated the support of TV Asia in this project. Dr. Navin Mehta President of Trustee Committee reminded media of Bhavan's Trend setting history and urged community to take advantage to groom second generation in proud tradition of Indian Music by Maestro himself. Mr. Sudhir Vaishnav, a dedicated bhavanite and instrumental in bringing this project around introduced Music Maestro Shankar Mahadevan. In his response Mr. Mahadevan paid rich tribute to Bhavan, USA and Bhavan worldwide. He explained the layout of online music academy. While explaining the reality show Mr. Mahadevan assured media of his presence for judging the finale. He formally announced the association with chanting of Ganesh Stuti.Dr. Parveen Chopra-Director Bhavan, USA, while thanking everybody, conveyed special thanks to Indian Consulate for encouraging more and more community interactions and involvement.Mr. Deepak H. Dave –Executive Director conducted the program and read out Blessings from the founder of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA, Dr. P. Jayaraman.BHAVANUS-SHANKAR MAHADEVAN MUSIC ACADEMY:Starting July 2014Web site: www. bhavanus.shankarmahadevanacademy.comContest Name - SUR TAAL AUR SANSKAAR- SEASON 1Genres for ContestHindi Movie SongsHindustani Classical VocalOnline Auditions Launch Date – Registration begins –May 5, 2014Online Auditions End Date – Registration ends – May 30, 2014Online Auditions Completion Date (Results Announced) – June 10, 2014Projected TV Episodes start date– JULY 12TH (GURU PUNIMA) Number of TV Episodes - 13 episodes8 elimination rounds 4 Quarter finals Grand finale

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