Classical Voice of India, annual classical music competition, covering 10 states and 13 cities of the country, over a period of six months, had its Grand Finals in Lucknow on 14-15 December 2013. 48 contestants from cities far and wide came over to participate in this programme and made it a grand success. Participants were provided for their travel and hotel stay expenses by Sangeet Milon.
Chief Guest for the Programme : Smt Arun Kumari Kori, Minister of State for Culture & Family Welfare.
Special Guests for the occasion : Sri Sudhir Dubey, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Lucknow
Sri Naved Siddiqui : Chairman, UP Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow.
Guests of Honour : Smt Renu Prakash, Sahara India Parivar, Lucknow
Sri Shatrudra Prakash, MLA from Varanasi
Sri Joyanto Mukherjee , Railways, Lucknow
As a small step towards it salutation to the Gurus of the winners who have nurtured them and brought them to this level. Prize money to be shared between the Shishya and the Guru so that the Guru-Shishya Parampara & the Classics live on through the ages.
Classical Voice of India 2013
Organised by a nonprofit organization, Sangeet Milon
Bharatiya Sangeet Shodh Evam Sanrakshan Sansthan.
Classical Voice of India covering 13 cities of 10 states of the country. City wise audition and selection of contestants for the Grand Finals in Lucknow.
Candidates provided with AC- 3 tier to and fro fare and wereg reimbursed for hotel accommodation during their stay in Lucknow
Event supported by State Bank of India, ITC-Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata and Sahara India Parivar
|Date||City||No. of Candidates||Candidates Selected|
|24-25 August||Delhi- NCR Region||87||4|
|Jharkhand :||Sudhisha Mukherji||Middle|
|Maharashtra :||Suranjan Kh andalkar||Senior|
|Tripura :||Chandrani Sarma||Senior|
|Uttar Pradesh||Shubhankar Dey||Senior|
|West Bengal||Koulik Bhattacharjee||Junior|
|Group||Position||Name of Candidates||City|
|Senior Group||First||Shubhankar Dey||Varanasi|
|Consolation||1.Rohit Dharap, Mumbai2. Iman Biswas||Kolkata|
|Middle Group||First||Sohini Ganguly||Varanasi|
|Consolation||1. Charulata Mukherji, Varanasi2. Sudisha Mukherji||Jamshedpur|
|Junior Group||First||Shadaj Iyer||Ahmedabad|
|Consolation||1. Mugdha Vaishampayan, Mumbai2. Ojus Deshmukh||Delhi|
|Dhrupad||Appreciation Trophy||Aparajita Bhattacharya||Kolkata|
|Best Organised Centre||ITC-Sangeet Research Academy||Kolkata|
|First Runners Up||Sharda Sangeet Vidyalaya||Mumbai|
|Second Runners UpBest Organised Centre||IMA||Ahmedabad|
Felicitation of Veterans for their Lifetime Commitment & Dedication to Music Professor Kamala Srivastava , Retired Professor Bhatkhande Music College, Lucknow Sri Gopal Nandy, Retired Professor Bhatkhande Music College, Lucknow Sri Ganesh Deb Barman of Agartala
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I compliment Sangeet Milon for the exemplary efforts and hard work that you have put in to make Classical Voice of India – 2013, an outstanding programme.
You have provided a great platform to all the music lovers. Music is moral law; it gives soul to the world, wings to the thoughts, free flow of imagination and meaning to life. So, your endeavor to promote music in distinctive manner will definitely bring people closer as music binds humanity. We at SBI feel happy that we have been a small part of the journey by extending our support.
The ability, dedication and diligence demonstrated by your team to hunt the talent across the country is admirable.
I wish you all the best for your upcoming events.
It is a pleasure to know that Sangeet Milon is organizing an all India classical music competition, ‘Classical Voice of India’ as a promotional venture to keep the traditional arts alive.
We, from State Bank of India, appreciate the nature of the programme and wish the participants and organizers all the very best for a successful event.
With Best wishes.
The level of civilization that a nation has reached can be gauged by the cultural values that its population have prioritized and absorbed.
It is well said, that “if a State spends less money on Shakespeare, it will have to spend more money on the police force” – which implies that, unless the people are culturally refined, there will be a state of anarchy, requiring greater expenditure on maintaining a large police force.
Thus the initiative taken by Sangeet Milon to promote Indian Music is indeed laudable. It is equally gratifying to note, that State Bank of India have financially supported the initiative of holding competitions to select a Classical Voice of India.
I was happy to note, that apart from acknowledging talents of various young people in different age groups, recognition will be given to the Gurus who trained the youngsters to reach competition levels. I learn that the final auditions will be held in Lucknow in the month of December 2013.
I wish Sangeet Milon all the best for the December event and its future activities.
I am delighted to learn that Sangeet Milon is organizing the Grand Finale of Classical Voices on 14-15th December, 2013 at Sant Gadge Auditorium of Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow. It is also heartening to note that 10 participants from Kolkata and Durgapur have qualified for the event.
Over the years, Sangeet Milon Bharatiya Sangeet Shodh Evam Sanrakshan Sansthan has carved out a niche for itself in the promotion of classical music and for keeping aloft the hallowed tradition of Gurushishya Parampara. The painstaking efforts put in by the trustees for nurturing young talents have yielded excellent results, as can be visible from the increasing tribe of new upcoming classical singers groomed under the tutelage of Sangeet Milon.
Under the aegis of Corporate Social Responsibility, State Bank of India has always been at the forefront of unearthing and grooming talented youngsters and providing the much needed helping hand towards the promotion of classical music and programmes associated with it.
I convey my best wishes for the Grand Finale to be a great and successful event. May Goddess Saraswati bestow her blessings on the budding artistes.
It is a pleasure to write about the finals of the Classical Voice of India which Sangeet Milon proposes to honld on 14th and 15th December.
It is organizations like Sangeet Milon which contribute to nurturing the classical music heritage of our nation. The participation of young people in the competition has increased awareness of classical musicthis in turm will make them come closer to our ancient roots.
ITC SRA is happy to have been associated with this endeavour.
Wishing the function every success.
Kolkata: 22-23 June, 2013
Durgapur : 24 June, 2013
Guwahati : 14 July, 2013
Jammu : 28 July, 2013
Chandigarh : 11 August, 2013
Ahmedabad: 21 August, 2013
Delhi-NCR : 24-25 August, 2013
Varanasi : 8 September, 2013
Jamshedpur : 14-15 September, 2013
Mumbai : 28 September, 2013
Pune : 29 September, 2013
Kanpur : 20 October, 2013
Lucknow : 23 October, 2013
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