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Chennai sabhas cancel events: Corona virus effect

All sabhas in Chennai, which host music and dance concerts almost every day have suspended their programmes for March and will take a call on April 1.

Some had taken this call over a week ago, some decided soon after the state sent out an advisory that gatherings and cultural meets be avoided to address the issue of corona virus.

Harishankar of Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai said that his team decided to cancel concerts, dramas and lec-dems a week ago. It also cancelled a discourse series to be held in memory of the sabha founder.

Plays that were to be staged to mark World Theatre Day stand cancelled.

Ramnath of Kartik Fine Arts confirmed that the sabha's events for March stood cancelled. R R Sabha has cancelled its events too.

But At Vani Mahal, the Thamizh Isai Festival which ends this week continued but it is doubtful if Sri Thyaga Brahma Sabha will have any thence.

The Music Academy has also put on hold all its concerts.

Concerts are few and far between at this time of the year.