The third edition of Navarang, the classical dance extravaganza, was hosted online at IIT Kanpur



Eminent tabla player Pandit Dr. Prashant Gaikwad, who was conferred with various awards conferred by the President, was the chief guest of the programme. The Guest of Honour, Mrs. Aruna Karandikar, appreciated the organizer and all the artists for raising the morale of the people through art and dance during the Corona period.

The program started with Ganesh Vandana by Smt. Amrita Bhushan. After this, Ms. Monika Gupta, who was honored with Nrityamani and Chakradhar Samman, presented the incarnation of Ganga. Ms. Smriti presented Indo-Western Kathak Fusion. Mrs. Mrinalini Khadilkar, embellished with the Naad Yogi Kala Samman of Maharashtra, and her associate artists presented the Shiv Tandava Stotra.

Krishna Leela performed by Mr. Aarush and Mrs. Shubhrata enthralled the audience. People also appreciated the thumri of Smt. Amrita Bhushan. The program ended with the tabla playing and ghazal of Ustad Salim Allahwale, a well-known artist of the music world, well-versed in dance, singing, playing from Bhopal. Smt. Rashmi Tripathi was anchor of the show. The organizer of the program, Mrs Amrita Bhushan, told that due to Corona this year's program was done online with a hope that Navrang is a small effort to keep the positivity alive in the society through art.

She also emphasized that Navarang is getting bigger year after year and it is attracting artists from across India.



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