Nagpur: A Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) delegation comprising Vilas Kale, Past President, Vinita Mathur, Vice-President, Narayan Gupta, Treasurer, Pradeep Maheshwari, Joint Secretary, Navin Malewar, Executive Member, met His Excellency Vidya Sagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, to discuss issues related to activities of South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC).
Recently, the State Govt. directed the stopping of a highly popular program BRAMHANAD, which drew large crowds of music lovers of the city but this was objected to by the State Govt.
VED was approached by many ardent fans of BRAHMNAAD to make an appeal to the Governor since he headed this Centre, to restore this one popular event, immediately. VED is an organization which is in the forefront of all issues of Growth & Development of Nagpur & Vidarbha, since the last 20 years, hence VED took up the issue.
The VED delegation requested the Governor to resume this hugely enjoyed programme. The Honourable Governor assured the delegation about resolving the issue by taking it up with the concerned authorities. VED members appreciated the courtesy extended during the meeting and the valuable time given and was very grateful for his assurance.
Nagpur, since the past year has experienced a unique Cultural Program BRAHMNAAD, presented by the South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC). This was so popular that even in the cold winter mornings, hundreds of music lovers from all over the city, came at 6.00 am. to enjoy the concerts which were performed by well-known classical music artistes.
Suddenly since last two months this, once-a-month event, has been discontinued. Upon enquiry VED was given to understand that this was done at the behest of a Minister in the present Government of Maharashtra, since it was not an activity promoting folk art.
BRAHMNAAD presented a variety of music Programs, both vocal & instrumental and for Nagpurians it was a treat to listen to such great artistes. It also had some elements of Folk music. Moreover while the SCZCC has the mandate of promoting Folk Arts & Crafts, which they are doing very well, there is no ban in hosting a few classical & semi-classical concerts.
As Swami Vivekananda puts it, “Music is the highest art, and to those who understand, it is the highest worship.”