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Classical music fest kicks off

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With the who's who of Indian classical music and dance gathered to enthral a jam-packed auditorium, the 18th edition of the Swami Haridas- Sangeet Mahotsav began here.

The festival, which opened here yesterday, will see eminent classical artistes including Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Kaushiki Chakraborty, and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt take the stage over the course of the next three days.

The inaugural evening at the Modern School on Barakhamba Road here saw performances by Kathak doyen Uma Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, and

Organised by and HCL Concerts, the event was inaugurated by


Expressing his happiness at the presence of a large young audience, he said the youth were of the country's culture.

The also urged people to always keep the flames of the country's rich culture burning.

He appealed to them to take forward the guru-shishya (teacher-student) parampara, describing it as India's pride and strength.

Uma Sharma, a Padma Bhushan awardee, said her mission with this festival was to ensure that India's rich culture doesn't get extinct.

The following days of the festival will see performances by (Sarod), Pandit (Mohan Veena), Pandit Chhannulal Mishra (Vocal), (Vocal), (Sitar), Ustad Aashish Khan (Sarod), Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (Vocal), and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 15:50 IST
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