Patiala, June 24
The North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) today organised a virtual programme ‘Shardhanjali’ as part of the ‘Azadi ka amrit mahotsava’ in memory of Indian politician, barrister and academic Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
The programme included a performance on ‘sufi gyan’ of Kashmir by Mushtaq Ahmad Saaznawaj and group, panel discussions on the life and work of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee by Shri Tarun Vijay, Chairman, National Monument Authority, Government of India, and Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, followed by santoor vadan by Abhay Rustom Sopori Ji and group.
The panelists discussed prospects of the life and work of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, his contribution toward freedom struggle in general and to keep Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of the country.
Tarun Vijay also showcased old memorable photos from his archives to the audience. During santoor vadan Abhay Rustom Sopori ji played the ‘sharda raag’, named after Goddess Sharda and his father Padma Shri Bhajan Sopori Ji’s composition in raag ‘lalwak. — TNS
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