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JAMMU: Saraswati Sangeet Kalamandir (SSK), Jammu, presented Sangeet Sandhya, a programme of Indian Classical, Light Vocal and Instrumental Music here at Abhinav Theatre on Monday. On the occasion, Anjali Sharma, Station Director, Radio Kashmir, Jammu, was the Chief Guest while Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, presided over the function.
Anjali Sharma, in her address said that Saraswati Sangeet Kalamandir is a premier institution of music which has contributed considerably for the promotion of classical and light music as well as for the preservation of our rich cultural heritage. She eulogised the efforts of SSKM for imparting training to the younger generation and presenting such a marvellous programme. Dr. Arvinder AMN, in his presidential address, underlined the need for making the budding artists, conversant with our traditional Dogri folk forms as some of these are at the verge of extinction. He further said that SSKM was founded by late Dr. J.R Sharma, a doyen of Indian Classical Music. This institution has produced a good number of talented artists who are gainfully employed in various organisations and institutions, he added.
The items presented include classical songs based on Raga Khamaj, Dogri Geet, duet song, Ghazal and Dogri songs based on Raga Aasavari. The participating artists were Pranavi Khajuria, Rajanya Khajuria, Suchika Jamwal, Bhoomi Arya, Sanvi Anand, Shivani Misra, Shisha Gupta, Sahiba Gupta, Sunandini Jamwal, Disha Bhagat, Sheetal Dogra and Shallu Dogra. The programme was compered by Vijay Atri, in his inimitable style.
Noted Radio and Television Artist, Jeevan Sharma enthralled the audience by rendition of Ghazals, mellifluously. The senior musicians, who accompanied the artists on various instruments included, Sunil Sharma, Sanjay Pashi, Rajiv Kumar and Rahul Bharadwaj.
The programme was conceived and directed by Ravi Sharma, noted Music Composer and Santoor Player of national repute.
The programme was dedicated to the eminent broadcaster and social activist, Prof Rita Jitendra.
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