His Excellency Shri E S L Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh inaugurated the of Tag Digital Listening Archive at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication on 23rd March 2012 at the University of Hyderabad in the presence of Prof. C H Hanumantha Rao, Chancellor, UoH; Shri N Murali, President, The Music Academy, Madras; Shri R T Chari, Managing Director, TAG Digital Corporation and Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, VC, UoH.
Inaugurating the TAG Digital Listening Archive, His Excellency congratulated the University on housing this facility on campus and called upon the campus fraternity to ensure that it is used by the common man too. Towards this the Governor asked the Vice-Chancellor to have this facility at the Golden Threshold which will be easier for the people in the city to use this exclusive facility.
The TAG Digital Listening Archive was started with an aim to preserve, promote and propagate Carnatic Music by Sri RT Chari, one of the Executive Committee members of The Music Academy, Madras. He wants to extend this facility by establishing 10 such archives at different places/institutions all over the country and abroad. Besides The Music Academy, Madras the process of establishing the archives at Kalakshetra, Chennai, University of Madras, Chembai Music College in Palaghat is in progress. The University of Hyderabad, because of its high standards and quality in the academic activities, was identified as one of the Centres for establishing the Archive.
The Chancellor, Prof. C H Hanumantha Rao thanked the TAG and Music Academy, Madras for choosing the UoH for housing this archive. Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor said that the Archive at the University of Hyderabad is an effort to disseminate and diffuse the classical music to discerned public. It is a part of a larger Archival Project of the University of Hyderabad which encompasses several other genres of cultural expressions and will be a Central facility. The University envisage reaching out to the general public by establishing a Mirror Archive at its City centre, the Golden Threshold, he added.