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Indian Museum celebrates Independence Day with a variety cultural programme I-Day

Indian Museum celebrates Independence Day with a variety cultural programme

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Aug 2023, 03:19 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Patriotic fervour and cultural presentations marked the Independence Day celebrations at the Indian Museum in Kolkata.

The programme, which was held on the eve of Independence Day, paid tribute to Indian patriots responsible for the freedom of the nation.

Dance performance by Dikshamanjari, choreographed by noted Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly, songs by Dr. Ananda Gupta of Dakshinayan UK, narration by Ketan Sengupta, were some of the highlights of the cultural event titled ‘Amritanjali’. 

Talking about their presentation, danseuse Ganguly said they had drawn inspiration from the lives of people such as Aurobindo Ghosh and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as well as from the writings of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam.

"We must celebrate such an auspicious occasion to remember the heroes who made our nation free,” said Ganguly.

Some of the songs on which the dance recitals were based on included ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’, ‘Janani Tomar Karun Charan Khani’, etc.

Dr Ananda Gupta sang ‘Chiro Sakha Hey Chhero Na’; there was dance performance by Raghunath Das; Dona Ganguly too performed to some of the songs.

There was also a dance drama to mark the conclusion of 150 years of Rishi Aurobindo’s birthday.

Pt Biplab Mandal, Subrata Babu Mukherjee were responsible for accompaniment on the percussion and keys.

An all-girls team dressed in khaki presented the song ‘kadam kadam baraye ja’ as part of a tribute to Netaji.

Ketan Sengupta recited some of the popular poems to accompaniment of a mellifluous flute as background music.

Reporting by Shreya Ghosh. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

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