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Rajarani Temple captivated music lovers from world over at the three-day Rajarani Music Festival

Bhubaneswar:20/1/18; Music in many raagas within the pristine precincts of Rajarani Temple captivated music lovers from world over at the three-day Rajarani Music Festival in Bhubaneswar that concludes today.

“The objective is to promote our classical music. Many well-known musicians from all over world want to come here to perform. Enjoying music in this  ambience is the major attraction for the tourists,” said Chief Executive of GKCM Odissi Research Centre Sangeeta Gosain.In the inaugural evening Odia musicians Ramesh Chandra Das played violin while Srinibas Satapathy enthralled the audience with his flute in the first ‘Jugalbandi’ performance. However, singer Sanjay Subramanyan’s soothing Carnatic vocal was the major attraction of the evening.

“This is an important musical event of international standard in our state and I am very happy to get a chance to perform here. Young musicians and our students will get more encouraged after seeing us perform here,” said musician Ramesh Chandra Das.

Matruprasad Das and Himansu Sekhar Swain’s Odissi vocal and Viku Vnayakram’s Ghattam entertained the gathering in the second evening of the festival. Ganesh and Kumaresh’ violin performance and Hindustani vocal by Sanjiv Abhyankar is expected to draw more audience on the final day today.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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