VKIC’s 25 Years Celebration with Vivek Murchhana

VKIC’s 25 Years Celebration with Vivek MurchhanaThe celebration of 25 years of the foundation of Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzan Bazar, Guwahati, commenced here on 23 January (Sunday) 2022 with a musical performance titled ‘Vivek Murchhana’ as an offering to the Almighty.The program anchored by noted classical vocalist Smt Mitali De, witnessed the rendition of acclaimed classical vocalist Sri Jiten Basumatary, followed by a Sarod recital by renowned sarod maestro Sri Tarun Kalita, and a Sattriya dance performance by leading Satriya dance exponent Smt Anita Sharma. She also choreographed Sada Vivekanandamayem rendition in Sattriya form which invited the maximum applause from the audience.Earlier, in his welcome address, Sri Pravin Dabholkar, All India Treasurer, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and trustee Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) spoke about the intangible service of the VKIC for the past 25 years towards the culture tradition of north eastern India. Addressing the audience Sri Dabholkar said “50 years back Sri Eknath Ranade understood the external threats towards the indigenous culture of this region and thus conceived the VKIC, which primarily works for the people of north eastern India.” He further said that VKIC is a project of the Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari which is a spiritually oriented service mission. It started this organization in 1996 as a research organization and through its research and documentation activities tries to instill confidence amongst the people of this region towards their indigenous culture and establishes the commonalities of culture within Northeast and with the rest of the country.Kumari Meera Kulkarni, Prant Sangathak,Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Assam Prant and trustee Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture outlined the various service activities carried out by the Kendra.23rd January also being the birth anniversary of one of the greatest freedom fighters of our times Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose saw the Karyakartas of the Vivekananda Kendra offering an ensemble of the famous marching song Kadam Kadam Badhaye Jaye which filled the atmosphere with a spirit of patriotism.Vivek Murchhana was an ideal Bharateeya Gana sabha which imbibed the spirit of unity of different genre of Indian classical music with the spirit of patriotism in heart and a profound sense of spiritualism in the mind.