Cultural Performances enthrall the audience at Kashi Tamil Sangamam, Kokalikattai artists get standing ovations


Cultural Performances enthrall the audience at Kashi Tamil Sangamam, Kokalikattai  artists get standing ovations

Varanasi : Kashi Tamil Samagam is a unique initiative to explore and celebrate the shared values and culture of North and South. It is an opportunity to take forward the interaction and dialogue and further strengthen the connect among people through literature, philosophy, music, dance, drama, art and handicraft among others. 

The cultural evening during the sangamam on 22.11.2022 saw several presentations by Tamil and local artists. The Chief Guest of the program Dr. Jayanthi S. Ravi, I.A.S and Secretary, Auroville Foundation, Pudducherry, said that Kashi Tamil Samagam is acting as a bridge for bringing the North and South closer. She hailed the role and contribution of Banaras Hindu University for hosting such a grand event which is showcasing the unity in diversity in a fabulous manner.  

The performances included Kajari song "Piya Mehndi Manga The Motijheel Se" and other folk songs by the students of Nivedita School, Varanasi, under the direction of Mrs. Sujata Gupta. Kajari is one of the forms of folk songs in Uttar Pradesh. Artists from the Toda tribal society, Nilgiri hills, Tamil Nadu, performed tribal songs. They concluded their presentation by singing Vande Mataram. 

The  Kokalikattai artists performed the Siva Parvathi Leela under the direction of R. Sudhakar. The performance left the audience enthralled who gave a standing ovation to the performing troupe. Natya Manjari under the direction of  Shri Balagurunathan performed Bharatanatyam, followed by Pambaivadyam by G. Manikandan and team. The program concluded with folk songs by Karunkuli Shri R. Ganesan from Thanjavur, who presented folk songs praising Lord Siva. 

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