MCM DAV College for Women organized Shri Jatinder Kumar Memorial Seminar on “Impact of Music of Punjab on Indian Music” under the aegis of the Music Department of the college.
Sh. Kamal Arora, Director, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof. Neera Grover, Department of Music, Panjab University graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
The seminar kicked off with classical and gurmat sangeet presentations by Professor Alankar Singh from Department of Music, Punjabi University, Patiala followed by soulful renditions on the sitar by Sh. Manu Seen, Top-Grade artist of AIR and Doordarshan.
Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Kamal Arora stressed that the impact of Punjab on classical traditions of Indian Music has been dominant and pertinent. Prof. Neera Grover opined that various schools of music like Talwandi, Patiala etc have contributed enormously to the rich tradition of Indian Classical Music and left a deep imprint on it.
The Principal of the college Dr. Nisha Bhargava commended this initiative of the Music Department and said that it is of paramount importance that we make the youth aware of our rich musical heritage and revive traditions.