Mahatma Nrityanjali’ planned and choreographed by elder K. Kalyanasundaram commemorated the 150th Birth anniversary of remembrance of the spiritual leader. As several as 150 dancers, wearing ancient apparel, spangly and bright, all students of Sri Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai, stuffed the massive stage. Hosted by Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha in Mumbai, the evening began on a religious note with students of Veda Patasala, Nerul and SIES choir, singing mantras, singing Sarva Dharma prayer with Abhilasha Gautam capping it all with melodious ‘Vaishnava Janata’.
Gandhiji’s life and message were sent by 150 students underneath the baton of Guru Kalyanasundaram Pillai
The question raised by the anchor Gayatri was whether or not Gandhi has relevance nowadays; going on the far side we should remember his liberty movement. V. Shankar, president of the sabha aforementioned that this invocation of the spirit of sage on the sesquicentennial celebration is a milestone in the history of India. “A mixture of bravery and compassion, Bapu touched lives in a big amount of ways. He redefined brotherhood and showed that political authority was a tool of service. We owe it to him to hold forward his ideals and begin a nationalist leader era,” he aforementioned underlining that Gandhi and his ideals were relevant in today's times.
The well-choreographed dance was supported by pious songs in Indo-Aryan, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Bengali, spanning the Indian panorama, real respect to the father of the state. The presentation opened with the voice of Gandhiji that aforementioned that there was an influence that dominated our lives. God is life, love, and truth. The chants of ‘Gandhi namam vazhgave’, followed by hymns propitiating Hindu deity and Saraswati, were conferred through easy hand gestures by very little ladies. Bharathiyar’s ‘Vazhga heritable Emman’ was picturesque with scenes of village and farming activities.
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