On the occasion of women’s day ‘Naari Jayathe’ a classical dance ballet was organised by Pratibha Nritya Mandir recently, at the open air theater of South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC).
The scintillating performances by the artist had not only captured the audience but also mesmerized the viewers with their movements, expressions, formations and the narration of the act, which brought it to life.
There were 32 beautiful young girls in the classical dance attire, and gave justice to their roles, Be it the demon or British officers or Rani Laxmibai, the girls played their role extraordinarily.
The event was inaugurated by the hands of an eminent social activist and President of Sanskar Bharti Kanchan Gadkari. She also felicitated two well known women Rajeshwari Neelkantan and Dr Rohini Patil for their excellent work.
Rajshwari Neelkant is a carnatic vocalist and a guru to many. She teaches carnatic music at Kalasrjan Academy of music and dance of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Since last 50 years she is teaching the carnatic music in the city.
On the other hand, Dr Rohini Patil is doing an amazing work of spreading awareness about cancer and is also associated with Snehanchal where cancer patients spend their remaining few days in her company, gaining confidence to face the difficulties of life with a smile.
On the occasion Kanchan Gadkari said, that women should not forget their roles as a mother, while achieving the success in life. The first act of the evening was of Kali Shakti slaying the demon Mahishasur, which portrayed the strength and capability of women.
The second act was a spectacular performance give by Pooja Hirwade on ‘Jhani ki Rani’, which took the audience to a historic journey of 1857. The last act of the evening was of ‘Sant Janabai’, which depicted Ati Maya Shakti roop, which is a symbol of knowledge, patience and devotion of Sant Namdeo.
Musicians did a fantastic job in accompanying the dancer. Vishnu Das from Mumbai, Sakti Dharan on Mridangam, Vishal Naidu on Tabla,Kumar Babu on Flute, Shirish Bhalerao on Violin and many talented musicians performed at the event.
Director, SCZCC, Deepak Khirwadkar, Deputy Collector, Mohan Parkhi, Programme Officer, Deepak Kulkarni and other staff members of SCZCC were prominently present at the event.