Purohit thanks artists for retaining culture of Chennai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Nov 2017 10:28:28



TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit said that the appreciation of art and dance should be nurtured from childhood

TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday congratulated Chennai for being included in the ‘UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network’ for its rich tradition of music and said that the honour has come because of the great musicians and artists of yesteryears and today who have nurtured the rich music, culture and traditions.

Inaugurating a cultural festival here, he said that he felt it to be an honour and pride to be the resident of Chennai. He said “music of our country is not just the proud legacy of India, but of the world as a whole.” The Srutis, the melodic ragas and the rhythmic talas were the most cherished artistic contribution of India to the world of music and that was the richness of Hindustani and Carnatic Music, he added. Observing that beautiful things bring together great nations and people and help in understanding each other better, the Governor said that it was the beauty of art which unites the whole world into one family in the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.

Purohit said that the appreciation of art and dance should be nurtured right from childhood and developing the flair for music, dance and art should start from home and it rests with the parents and elders. He also said that cultivating an atmosphere to listen to the rhythm of music, feel the beauty of nature and enjoy dance would create in young minds an aspiration to learn the rich music, dance and art.

The Governor appealed to the artists to carry over the rich legacy of the State’s art forms to the nations across the globe.