Sanskrit Poet Bhartruhari in his book Neeti Shatakam says, “One who doesn’t love literature, art and music is an animal without horns and tail”. With an aim to keep the art and music from different parts of India alive, ‘Kalidas Samaroh’ has been organized at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in the city. The festival went underway on Sunday.
The multi-cultural festival is primarily aimed at promoting tourism in Nagpur and Vidarbha, and at the same time throwing light on arts from different parts of India. This will also help in reviving ‘Kalidas Samaroh’ that had lost its sheen in last few years.
The second day of the festival began with mesmerizing performances by Santoor maestro Rahul Sharma, son of legendary Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Hindustani classical vocalist Kalaapini Komkalli, daughter of legendary Pt Kumar Gandharva.
The festival has been organized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Collector Office of Nagpur, in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
By Swati Gan
Pics by Rajesh Bansod