Bhopal: 17 November, 2022: The much-awaited Tagore International Arts, Literature and Culture Festival Vishwarang 2022 commenced today. It was inaugurated with a glorious World Peace and Harmony Walk at Kushabhau International Convention Centre (Minto Hall). Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel graced the fourth edition of Vishwarang as the Chief Guest. Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar shared the dais with the Governor. The programme was commenced by lighting the lamp to Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore’s famous song ‘Ekla Chalo Re’ written in 1905. Santosh Choubey, Chancellor of Rabindra Nath Tagore University (RNTU), Vice Chancellor of the University and Director General of Vishwarang, Siddharth Chaturvedi, and Director of Vishwarang, Aditi Vats, also graced the ocassion. Today this prestigious Art and Literature Festival has become a world-renowned platform with more than 50 countries on board. After the pandemic, the current 4th Edition of the Fest is taking place on a wide scale.
While applauding Vishwarang, His Excellency the Governor said, “Such festivals help the young generation to get the basic knowledge of arts, languages, literature, and culture. It helps in building a prosperous India.” He further said such programs inspire youth to work for family, society and country.
Congratulating Vishwarang for including the tribals, the Governor said that the secret of eco-friendly life is hidden in the oral traditions of the tribal community. Vishwarang Director Santosh Choubey underlined Vishwarang’s efforts to provide a global platform to Hindi and Indian languages. Meanwhile, Pallavi Chaturvedi gave detailed information about the Children’s Festival starting from the second day of Vishwarang.
Siddharth Chaturvedi encapsulated various aspects of Vishwarang. At the same time, Aditi Chaturvedi read the Prime Minister’s letter dedicated to the festival.
The Literature Festival Starts With Sadbhavna Yatra
A unique World Peace and Harmony Walk initiated the much-anticipated festival at Kushabhau Thackeray International Convention Centre. The World Peace and Harmony Walk saw the participation of many art lovers, artists, and litterateurs. Apart from them, various artists across the world also walked the parade. On this occasion, ‘The Kristeni Group’ of Assam presented a mesmerising Bihu Dance, leaving the audience in complete awe. Further, the ‘Exhibition of Sage Scientists of India’ too was inaugurated.
The Grand Launch Of Book Exhibition
The book exhibition was inaugurated on the evening of 17 November 2022 at the Kushabhau Thackeray International Convention Center premises as part of Vishwarang 2022. Vishwarang Director Santosh Choubey, Gyanpeeth awardee Pratibha Rai and other dignitaries were present at the ceremony. On this occasion, guests unveiled the AISECT Group’s magazines Vishwarang Samvad, Vanmali Katha, Rang Samvad, Electronics for You, Vishwarang 2020-21 Coffee Table Book and other magazines.
A. Ramachandran Monograph Launch
A. Ramachandran’s first monograph in the Hindi language was launched on the occasion of the Tagore National Painting Exhibition.
Santosh Choubey said, “At the time of the pandemic, when art was taking a backseat, we decided to prepare a monograph on the living painter of India. Under which the first series features four monographs. Today we have launched the first monograph.”
Ustad Yakub Ali Khan Stuns With His Shehnai
Ustad Yakub Ali Khan from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, performed famous songs like Mohe Rang Do Lal and Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi on his Shehnai at Vishwarang. He left the audience mesmerised by his rendition.
National Painting Exhibition Inauguration
“Indian culture is art oriented. The most popular form of artwork is painting. A painter tries to highlight every aspect of society through his painting. One cannot ignore its role in the development of life,” said Santosh Choubey, while inauguration the National Painting Exhibition. He further said that RNTU is putting efforts to give impetus to various arts through Vishwarang, including painting. Painters from different states across the country participated in the exhibition. West Bengal’s Sarabjit Maity, Rohtak Haryana’s Jyoti Berwal, Jalgaon Maharashtra’s Charandas Jadav, Mumbai’s Laxman Chauhan and Chandigarh’s Bhanu Srivastava were honoured at the festival by gifting them Vishwarang Momento.
Papon Makes Bhopal Dance On His Tunes
The most sought-after singer and composer, Papon, gave a rocking performance at Vishwarang. The singer started with Rabindranath Tagore’s beautiful song Ekla Chalo Re, Moh Moh Ke Dhage, Kaun Mera, Prem’s Theme, Tu Jo Mila, and more such soothing compositions as a part of his compelling concert. The audience certainly couldn’t get more of the star singer.
Vishwarang is a festival that celebrates Indian Culture on a global platform through art, literature, music & cinema. After three successful editions, Vishwarang returns for the 4th edition to present the true spirit of poetry, art, music, culture & literature to a global audience. Vishwarang has a strong presence and participation from around 42 million viewers online & more than 4 lakh registered members across 30+ countries and tie-ups with globally renowned artists.
India’s first skill-based private university, Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU) strives to impart skill-based quality education and promote research driven advancement of knowledge for creating successful professionals. Established by the AISECT Group in 2010, it has carved a niche for itself in Central India. With strong industry linkages, RNTU’s focus lies in the holistic learning and development of a student to ensure the effective application of knowledge for a secure future.
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