Shanta Shelke’s poems reveal richness of Marathi language

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jun 2018 09:45:52


 

Staff Reporter,

Song writer and poetess Shanta Shelke’s immortal classic work, was once more brought before an august gathering of Bhavgeet-lovers, in a programme organised under the aegis of Vidarbha Gaurav Pratishthan and Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Nagpur Kendra, on Saturday at Scientific Society hall.


Present on the occasion were President of Vidarbha Gaurav Pratishthan and former MP Datta Meghe, Trustee of Vanrai Dr Girish Gandhi, Baburao Tidke, Director of South Central Zone Cultural Centre Nagpur Dr Deepak Khirwadkar, celebrity chef Vishnu Manohar.


The programme had 13 well selected songs, that was blended beautifully in the theme of the programme, equally well anchored by Rekha Dandige-Ghiya and Smita Khangai.
Starting with Ganapati Vandana, the songs to follow were the immortal classic Tocha Chandrama Nabhat, Balgeet Kilbil Pakshi rendered wonderfully by Nidhi Ranade, Koligeet Mi Dolkar, Abhisheki Bua’s famous Kaata Rute Konala, Shalu Hirva, Majhe Rani, Khodi Majhi again sung beautifully by children Soham Ranade and Sansi Maste. There were a few more songs that concluded with a Bhairavi made famous by Pt Jitendra Abhisheki in Hey Bandh Reshma Che.


Besides the kids, other singers were Roshni Joshi, Shrikant Pendharkar, Arun Ozarkar, Sugandha Garve, Hemant Dharmadhikari, Vanita Kulkarni. Attractive dance were performed by charming danseuse Radha Thengdi, Tania Datir, Sejal Deoliokar, Arshiya Tarkunde, Sanika Bhoyete, Radha Thengdi and Abhilasha Ingole.


Speaking on the occasion, former MP Datta Meghe said that Nagpur city has taken lead in remembering poetess Shanta Shelke through her work by organising such programmes. Such organisations must get encouragement. Dr Deepak Khirwadkar stressed upon making Nagpur the cultural capital by organising such programmes. Dr Girish Gandhi stated that the programme has more than assured us of Marathi language having a bright future.


Musicians were Pankaj Yadav, who regaled with his Dholki, Deepak Fadnavis on Tabla, Shrikant Kulkarni on Octopad, Dr Mona Tidke on flute, Sushant Wanjari on keyboard and Jatin Ghiya on tabla. Dances were Choreographed by Priyankar Abhyankar. The programme was conceptualised and organised by Rekha Dandige Ghiya.