By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 24 Sept: ‘Classical music has a divine connection. It helps in binding the soul with the divine source’, said Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia during a live concert at Graphic Era Hill University. Vadma Vibhushan Pt. Chaurasia was accompanied by Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra on tabla, Debopriya Ranadive and Vaishnavi Joshi on flute at KP Nautiyal auditorium yesterday. This classical opulence began with an afternoon rag, called ‘ Shudh Sarang’ that began with one taal, then two taal followed by 3 taal that won huge applause from the audience. Graphic Era organized the event in an effort to promote Indian Classical music and culture amongst the youth. It was a rare opportunity for the students and the music lovers to experience and thoroughly assimilate the finest of pure classical music.
Slute maestro interacted with the students, especially those who are learning classical music and gave music mantras and tips and shared his own experiences as a student with his gurus. He said, “ Soulful music can not only calm one’s mind, but also make the focus better and bring one closer to God. It helps in binding the soul with the divine source”. He further said that Tabla is very important instrument to learn any kind of music and one should always focus on practice and dedication in order to attain excellence.
Officiating Vice Chancellor Graphic Era Hill University Dr. R. Gowri, Principal Graphic Era Global School, Seema Issar presented a memento to Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia and goody bags to his entire team. Assistant Professor, Sanghapal Mhaske of Fine Arts, who simultaneously did a live sketch of the entire performance, also presented it before the gathering. The LIVE concert was witnessed by , HODs, faculties and students of Graphic Era and Graphic Era Global School and several other music lovers.
Sahib Sablok convened the event.