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Amritanjali”: Celebrating Independence

Amritanjali”: Celebrating Independence

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Dona Ganguly in Independence Day Celebration

“Amritanjali” at the Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum, commemorated Independence Day with a captivating cultural event featuring music, dance, and narration paying homage to Indian freedom fighters. Dikshamanjari’s expressive dance, Dr. Ananda Gupta’s soulful music, and Ketan Sengupta’s historical narration resonated with patriotism. The event celebrated heroes like Rishi Arabinda, fostering a sense of national pride and unity.

On the eve of Independence Day, the Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall at the Indian Museum came alive with the enchanting strains of music and graceful movements as it hosted “Amritanjali,” a captivating cultural event that paid tribute to the heroes of Indian independence. The event was a harmonious amalgamation of music, dance, and narration that resonated with the spirit of patriotism and admiration for those who fought for India’s freedom.

The event was marked by the presence of Arijit Dutta Choudhury, Director in Charge of the Indian Museum, who graced the occasion with his esteemed presence. The stage was adorned with performers and artists who collectively brought alive the essence of the nation’s struggle for independence and celebrated the indomitable spirit of its heroes.

One of the highlights of the evening was the dance performance by Dikshamanjari, a group whose artistic expression was choreographed by the renowned Odissi dancer, Dona Ganguly. Through their intricate dance moves, Dikshamanjari transported the audience back in time, conveying the emotions, stories, and sacrifices of the brave individuals who led India towards freedom.

Dona Ganguly with her team of Diksha Manjari and Ananda Gupta
Dona Ganguly with her team of Diksha Manjari and Ananda Gupta

The musical dimension of “Amritanjali” was curated by Dr. Ananda Gupta of Dakshinayan UK, who lent his soulful voice to the event. Dr. Gupta’s renditions of timeless songs like “Chiro Sakha Hey Chhero Na” captured the essence of the era and invoked a sense of nostalgia. The power of music was intertwined with the narration provided by Ketan Sengupta, who wove together the historical anecdotes and narratives that formed the backbone of India’s journey to independence.

The repertoire of songs included classics like “Amar Sonar Bangla” and “Janani Tomar Karun Charan Khani,” which are not just melodies but have become anthems of India’s pride and identity. Additionally, the event also celebrated the 150th birth anniversary year of Rishi Arabinda, whose contributions to the nation’s intellectual and spiritual development were acknowledged and honored.

Dona Ganguly, Ananda Gupta and Ketan Dengupta with others
Dona Ganguly, Ananda Gupta and Ketan Dengupta with others

Dona Ganguly, the talented Odissi dancer and choreographer, shared her thoughts on the occasion, stating, “We must celebrate such an auspicious occasion to remember the heroes who made our nation free.” Her words captured the essence of the event, highlighting the importance of paying homage to the individuals whose sacrifices paved the way for India’s sovereignty.

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Dr. Ananda Gupta also expressed his sentiments, emphasizing the significance of commemorating such occasions at prestigious venues like the Indian Museum. He underscored the importance of cultural initiatives that not only celebrate the nation’s accomplishments but also educate the younger generation about the sacrifices that led to their freedom.

The accompaniment on percussion and keys was skillfully executed by Pt Biplab Mandal and Subrata Babu Mukherjee, adding depth and texture to the performances. The event’s repertoire also included iconic works by luminaries like Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam, further enriching the audience’s experience.

Dona Ganguly, Ketan Sengupta and Ananda Gupta
Dona Ganguly, Ketan Sengupta and Ananda Gupta

“Amritanjali” served as a poignant reminder of the struggles and sacrifices that eventually led to India’s independence. It showcased how art, music, and dance can be powerful mediums to convey the stories of courage and valor that define a nation’s history. As the audience witnessed the harmonious fusion of these artistic elements, they were reminded of the indomitable spirit that continues to guide India’s journey towards progress and prosperity. This cultural celebration not only honored the past but also inspired the present and future generations to uphold the values that the heroes of Indian independence fought for.

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