The first program of the year was Dasa Jayanthi. Usually we were dependent on invited classical musicians who were difficult to come by and so we started, in addition to solo songs by members, singing of bhajan songs guided by Dr. Ullal, which could be sung in group by most of us. One of the highlights of the Dasa Jayanthi in this year was a Harikatha that was performed by Mr. Purushottam Nayakbon Purandara Dasa’s life. Harikatha as you may all know is a unique form of storytelling with songs and narration. An essay competition on Purandara Dasa was conducted and was won by Mrs Jayashree Jagannath.