Udaipur: Department of Music, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, University College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Udaipur organized One day National Conference on “World Peace Through Indian Music” on Monday 5th July,2021. Grammy Award winner Padma Bhushan Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was Chief Guest and Prof. Pandit Sahitya Kumar Nahar, Vice Chancellor of Raja Man Singh Tomar University, Gwalior was Special Guest in the
Inaugural ceremony. In his elaborative talk Padma Bhushan Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt emphasized on the values of Indian Classical Music. Deep riyaz and understanding of Music gives spontaneity where the performer of Indian Classical Music mesmerizes the audience throughout the World. The Western Musicians and youth not only admire the discipline of Indian Classical Music, but are keen to learn Indian Music and collaborate with Indian Musicians. He shared his experiences of his International performances. Prof. Pandit Sahitya Kumar special guest appreciated the program and also inspired the participating students and Scholars.. Prof. Seema Malik, Dean, UCSSH
welcomed all the honourable guests and participants. Vote of thanks was given by Dr Nidhi Sharma in the inaugural ceremony. In the second session around 47 authors presented their research articles in three different tracks.
Prof. Gurpreet Kaur,Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar, Prof. Shuchismita Sharma, Kurukshetra University, Haryana and Prof. Sangeeta Pandit, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi presided the tracks as Chairperson. Dr. Prem Bhandari, Dr. Nirmal Sanadhya, Dr. Usha Sanadhya were the Keynote Speakers of all the sessions. Prof. Gurpreet Kaur, Prof.Shuchismita Sharma and Prof. Sangeeta Pandit shared their views with the authors and participants. In order to motivate the Scholars, the organizers presented special awards to three scholars to Dr. Anaya Thatte, Anubhuti Gupta and Tara Kannan for the Best Papers Presentation. The scholars offered a wide range of subject for their presentations. As a participant I too presented a talk on “ Music of Udaipur Theatre Creating moods and finally leading to Peace( Shaant ras). I included songs from few selected plays directed by Shri Bhanu Bharti, Dr. Shail Choyal, Dr. Qayum Ali Bohara, Ashok Banthia and me. I was associated with theses plays for last 49 years. The Music for play Hayvadan was composed by Pandit Ram Lal Mathur. The effect of these songs composed in different Raags was illustrated with singing. Music of Suruyoday was given by by Shri Hemant Pandya while Raja Oedipus was by Dr. Prem Bhandari. It was a wonderful experience for a dramatist like me to share the significance of Music in Theatre with the Scholars.
Report making of Seminar of tracks was done by Bindu Joshi, Shyam Sunder Nagar,Rakesh Paliwal and Manish Adiwal.
Prof. Anupam Mahajan, Former Dean and Head of Delhi University as a chief Guest of Valedictory
Session discussed the significance of Music in attaining the World peace. Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang (Retd . Asso. Prof.), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur as the Special Guest was happy to announce about sharing her rich experience of ancient Dhrupad Singing with the students in some special session.
. Dr. Mandakini Lahiri and Dr. Harshita Vayar welcomed all the esteemed guests and participants. Saraswati Vandana and musical performance was presented by the
students of Deptt. of. Music. Dimpy Suhalka and Vidhi Sharma compared the Inaugural and Valedictory ceremony. Vote of thanks was given by Dr.Pamil Modi.
Such creative and innovative activities of Mohan Lal Sukhadia University will bring encouraging results. A big thank to Prof. Amarika Singh, Vice Chancellor, MLSU, Udaipur and Prof Seema Malik, Dean,UCSSH for this successful event.
- Vilas janve