L to R: Shriradha Paul, Arupa Lahiri, Gunwant Shah (Padmashri), and Tushar Unadkat
SAABRAAS – commemorating one year of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Dandi March, a curtain-raiser for the inauguration of the IGNCA Regional Centre Vadodara scheduled on April 15-17, 2022.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)
In the memory of Smt Indira Gandhi, on her birthday, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) made its first mark on November 19, 1985.
Late Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi announced IGNCA to encompass all forms of arts and experience. The art form has its integrity, interrelated with nature, social structure, and cosmology.
Furthermore, the IGNCA Trust was constituted and registered in New Delhi on March 24, 1987.
IGNCA propagates a holistic worldview powerfully articulated throughout Indian tradition and emphasized by modern Indian leaders from Mahatma Gandhi to Rabindranath Tagore, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Since then, IGNCA has branched in many cities like Bangaluru, Goa, Guwahati, Puducherry, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thrissur, Varanasi, and now in Vadodara.
SAABRAAS commemorating Dandi March (Salt Satyagrah) on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
On March 12, 2022, IGNCA RCV (Regional Centre of Vadodara) produced the maiden event SAABRAAS commemorating Dandi March (Salt Satyagrah) on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University.
L to R:
Smt. Arupa Lahiry, Regional Director IGNCA RCV
Shri. Tushar Unadkat, MUKTA Advertising, Canada
Prof. Gunvant Shah – Padmashri Author
Smt. Manda Hingurao, In-charge Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum
Prof. Anjali Karolia, Faculty of Family & Community Sciences. MS University
Prof. Gaurang Bhavsar, Faculty of Performing Arts, MS University
The Regional Director, Smt Arupa Lahiry, Chief Guest – Prof Gunwant Shah (Padmashri), Guest of Honor – Prof Ratan Parimoo, acclaimed art historians and painters, Prof Anjali Karolia, Dean, Faculty of Family & Community Sciences, and Tushar Unadkat, Canadian Media Personality, performed the lamp lighting ceremony to a packed audience at the Applebox Auditorium.
Padmashri Prof. Gunwant Shah engaged the audience with his unprepared words in Gujarati about the extraordinary life of Gandhi and his respect amongst international leaders, including Einstein.
Prof Anjali Karolia talked about the unique art of textile design, while Tushar Unadkat spoke about “Art & Gandhism in the Indian Diaspora.”
Manda Hingurao, in charge of Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Prof. Gaurang Bhavsar, Faculty of Performing Arts, and other city dignitaries, graced their presence too.
The event showcased a lecture on 23 Grams of Salt: Retracing Gandhi’s March to Dandi by photographer Anuj Ambalal and Mohiniattam Dance Performance by Divya Warrior.
“SAABRAAS is our curtain raiser event to announce a bigger three days Raja Ravi Varma festival from April 15–17, 2022,” conveyed Arupa Lahiry, Regional Director.