Jamshedpur: The Bengal Club in association with Nrityangana Institute of Performing Arts organized recitals of various forms of classical dance at the Club auditorium that enraptured the audience. The Natwari Nritya Utsav comprised breathtaking exhibitions of dances in Kathak, Odishi and Bharatnatyam forms.
The fest was jointly inaugurated by chief guest Tapas Kumar Mitra the president of The Bengal Club and guests-of-honor Raja Chowdhury and Sunil Kumar Mishra.
The program commenced with a group dance directed by Pandit Sandip Bose. This was followed by dance performances of invited artistes that left the audience mesmerized.
The dance artistes were honored with Ang Vastra and scrolls of honor for their performances. The classical dance gurus Soma Bhattacharjee, Sonali Chatterjee, Tiyali Mitra and Shriniwas Ghatuary were specially honored for their excellent contributions on the dance horizons.
The vote of thanks was offered by Pandit Sandip Bose. In his observation, he said, “The country has offered various forms of classical dance and music.
Unfortunately, there are many such forms that are rarely seen or heard. In fact, many of these forms have been consigned to the backburner. It is with the purpose of rekindling the classical and music forms that Nrityangana Institute has been founded where young enthusiasts are being trained to showcase the rich heritage of our classical dance and music forms.”
Pandit Sandip Bose appealed to the citizens to support this revival movement so that more such programs could be organized.
The program was anchored by Ronita and Shivanjali.