About many of her pupils possessing no basic knowledge of classical music, she says, "nothing is impossible if one has the commitment to learn". An ardent believer of Annamayya, Ms. Lakshmi says: "All the 'navarasas' of 'bhava' (emotions) are well depicted in the saint-poet's works. Chanting hymns gives confidence, inner peace, alleviates depression and above all, gives the feeling of oneness with God."
In the last two decades, Ms. Lakshmi has won many accolades in India and abroad for her music. She was felicitated with the Best President Award of Lion's Club in 1981while the Inner Wheel Club of Visakhapatnam felicitated her for her contributions on International Women's Day in 2003. Ms. Lakshmi was also invited by the Singapore Telugu Samajam (STS) along with other organisations like the Telugu Association of Malaysia (TAM), Telugu Association of North America (TANA) and American Telugu Association (ATA), to perform in Singapore on the occasion of the 5th World Telugu Federation Conference. The list goes on with several titles such as 'Ganakokila', 'Golden Head' and 'Ganavidvanmani' and even an Ugadi Puraskar.
If music really heals, then Ms. Lakshmi has brought more than mere solace to many a distressed heart.
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