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Honourable Governor inaugurates Birsa Munda Music and Dance Festival at Amity University, Jharkhand

 Honourable Governor inaugurates Birsa Munda Music and Dance Festival at Amity University, Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 25, 2021: To promote the significance of art and culture among Jharkhand denizens, a two-day Birsa Munda Music and Dance Festival organized by Amity University, Jharkhand in association with Pandit Chandra Kumar Mallick Memorial Charitable Trust was inaugurated by Honourable Governor Ramesh Bais at the varsity premises in state capital on Saturday.

Addressing the audience, he said, “I am glad of Pandit Chandra Kumar Mallick Memorial Charitable Trust for providing platform to deserving music performers. India has maintained a record of classical singing since ancient times. Apart from entertainment it helps in keeping a healthy mind and body. It is connected to the environment. Folk singing is usually seen in local programmes. However, it holds a tradition. One needs patience to learn it.”

He further added, “There’s no religion, caste, or community of singing. The lyrics of any classical song may not be understood but the beat touches everyone.”

He wondered what if national anthem was into classical singing and mentioned of his native state Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh Gharana. “The health sector has accepted that singing has a positive impact in healing from any disease,” quoted the Honourable Governor.

Mallick Brothers mesmerized the gathering with their classical singing and sitar while Smt. Manjusha Ranjan recited a Hindi poem on this occasion. They applauded Amity University, Jharkhand’s support in hosting the event successfully.

The Honourable Governor felicitated Padma Shri Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh, Artists Nilesh Mallick, Pandit Rajkumar Jha, Prof. Mohammed, Smt. Manjusha Ranjan, Shri Sachin Kumar, Miss Gargi Malkhani, Shri Shrijit Chatterjee and Shri Ashok Das as well as Academic Attainment Awardees 2021 of Amity University, Jharkhand namely faculty members Dr. Jayeeta Chattopadhyay and Dr. Sumira Malik on this occasion.          

Welcoming the Honourable Governor, Prof. (Dr.) Raman Kumar Jha, Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Jharkhand said, “Amity University, Jharkhand gives equal weightage to art and culture apart from education. As many as 325 research works are published by our faculty members besides 93 research publications of students in past one year while funded projects of Rs 80 lakhs had been received. We are honoured to have the benign presence of Honourable Governor in our campus.”

Prof. (Dr.) Ajit Kumar Pandey, Director, Amity University, Jharkhand and Shri Prabhakar Tripathi, Registrar, Amity University, Jharkhand conveyed their blessings on this occasion.

The programme concluded with Kathak performance by renowned dancer Miss Gargi Malkani and group, instrumental performances including flute and tabla by Shri Ashok Das and Shri Shrijit Chatterjee.