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Pracheen Kala Kendra is a widely known organisation dedicated to culture and art. The annual event organised by them is visited and participated by art lovers from all over the country. This year will be the 48th version of the esteemed five-day All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theater.

Why Visit the Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan

This year four famous music maestro and art leaders, including tabla player Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, artist pundit Vidushi Manjari Sinha, and advertiser N Khosla will grace the stage with their presence. This annual 4-day event is an opportunity for budding artists and art lovers to witness the legends perform in front of them.  

History of Pracheen Kala Kendra 

The organisation was established in 1956 with a prime objective of promoting, preserving, educating, disseminating awareness about classical Indian music, dance, and several art forms. Today, the organisation offers various certificate and diploma courses in various art forms for beginners and advance learners.  

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Major Attractions of Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan

February 21. Viewed as the social connection of the province of Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the nation, Pt Bhajan Sopori is hailed as the Saint of the Santoor and the King of Strings. His child Abhay Rustom Sopori has carved his own path in the industry for himself as the most youthful and successful Santoor maestro. The duo will showcase their creativity from the stage of this renowned sangeet sammelan. 

The inaugural day will also feature a performance by Bharatnatyam Trio Anuradha Venkataraman, Radhika Ramanujam, and Rama Venugopalan. Anuradha Venkataraman has skilled under Padmabhushan Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan whereas Radhika Ramanujan is the senior-most supporter of Karanataka Kalashree Guru Kiran Subramanyam and Guru Sandhya Kiran. Ramaa Venugoplan got her training under Guru Ranagshree at Kinkini. Dance lovers witness them perform together and live at the event. 

February 22. Day 2 will feature a mesmerising performance by Sarathi Chatterjee who is one of the preeminent Hindustani Classical vocalists of his age with over 35 years of experience.

This will be followed by a special performance by a prominent flute player and composer of global repute Pt. Rajendra Prasanna.

February 23. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury has broadly made music for the dance show and ballet productions. He is a well-known sarod player who will perform at the event. An expert artist, choreographer, and instructor Malti Shyam who is one of India's renowned names belonging to the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak will also grace the event with her performance. 

February 24. Child of the unbelievable Kathak dancing star Sitara Devi youthful Ranjeet Barot's journey in Bollywood began in the '80s and he has been included as drummer and arranger for industry giants, for example, R.D. Burman, Laxmikant – Pyarelal, Kalyanji – Anandji, proceeding through the periods of Anu Malik and Ismail Darbar and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Violin maestro Deepak Pandit will be in a juglabandi with Barot on the drums. The celebration will be concluded with an Odissi move by Meera Das, an exemplification of balance, elegance, and finesse in Odissi dance.

Every one of the exhibitions starts at the Tagore theatre at 6.30 pm. The entry is free for music lovers.

How to Reach

By Road. Tourists arriving from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru are required to cover nearly 250, 1600, 1700, and 2400km respectively to reach Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh. One may also get on an inter-state tourist bus to reach the venue of the event. 

By Rail. Chandigarh Junction railway station is the nearest to reach the city. After deboarding the train one is required to hire a taxi or get on a local bus to reach the desired location in the city. Trains from all parts of the country arrive here which makes it a great option to consider.   

By Air. Chandigarh airport is the nearest. Flights from all the metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru arrive here hence one can consider traveling by air. From the airport, you can hire a taxi to reach the main city.     

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    20 March 2020 - 24 March 2020

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    Tagore Theatre

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