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MAJOR EVENTS 2000

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52st anniversary of martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi

Jointly organized by Consulate General of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
at the New India House , 3 East 64th St., New York City
on Saturday 29, January 2000 ; 5:00 p.m.

Consulate General of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,USA have organized a program to honor the memory of MAHATMA GANDHI, the apostle of peace of the 20th century on the 52nd anniversary of his martyrdom.

The dedicated Gandhian, scholar and author SRIMATI KAMALA , Director, Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington,D.C. will present keynote speech on the occasion. The program will also consist of inter-faith scriptural readings, recitation of poems on Mahatma and singing of bhajans(devotional songs).

ALL ARE WELCOME

RSVP by January 25,2000. Consulate (212)774-0612 ; Bhavan (212)989-8383

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Bhajan Sandhya
( An Evening with Devotional Music)

Friday, April 21, 2000; 6:30 P.M.
at ALICE TULLY HALL, LINCOLN CENTER, NYC

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FEATURING FOUR INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED VOCALISTS OF INDIA

VANI JAIRAM ;  LAKSHMI SHANKAR ; PURUSHOTTAM UPADHYAY
& HANSA DAVE

Accompanied with

Pandit Ramesh Misra on Sarangi
Pt. Samir Chatterjee and Vikram Patil on Tabla

 

Tickets:  VIP; $50; $35; $25; $20
Bhavan's members, Students and Seniors will get about 20% Discount

For tickets, call box office at (212)875-5050; Bhavan at (212)989-8383; (212)989-5764 or Ram Gadhavi at (973)628-8269

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THIS MUSICAL EVENT IS DEDICATED TO THE PIOUS MEMORY OF SMT. TULSI JAYARAMAN WHO WAS THE MOVING SPIRIT BEHIND THE CREATION OF THE BHAVAN, USA

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One Day Seminar on Ancient Vedic Education on Health
(Ayurveda)

Saturday, April 29, 2000 at the Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium
305 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York

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with Dr. Vasant Lad ; Founder & Director, Ayurveda Institute,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dr. Vasant Lad will discuss the Ayurvedic concept of pathogenesis with special reference to rheumatoid arthritis and common cardiac disorders. Dr. Lad will also answer questions on the subjects.

Seminar Fee ( including Lunch); $50.00

Please fill the form and return to the Bhavan with the Seminar fee of $50.00. Please make check payable to  Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and mail it to 305 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Tel (212)989-8383 or (212)989-5764.

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Register me for the One Day Seminar on Ayurveda on April 29, 2000

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A TWO-PART FESTIVAL OF CLASSICAL DANCES OF INDIA

A DIVINE TRIBUTE TO THE SAGE BHARATA, THE CREATOR OF NATYA SASTRA

June 3rd  & 4th at HAFT AUDITORIUM at
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

PartI: June 3, 2000; 6:00p.m.
PartII: June4, 2000; 5:00 p.m.

This festival will provide colorful glimpse of all major dance styles of India.

Many artists have been invited from India.

PartI:

Dance Drama based on Bharata Natyam - It will present the history and story of journey of Dance from the haven to the earth and to the stage.

DANCERS:
V.Gayatri, A.Janardhanan and C.K.Balagopalan of Kalakshetra, Madras.
Other Dancers: Rama Balachandran, Usha Subbaraman, Radha Sripathy, Xioaling Xie, Gargi Patel, Sharmini Mahendran, Usha Nallluri, Mamta Madan, Jhuma Chaudhuri, Saratchandra Kongara, Sachita Shenoy, Nitya Krishna Moorthy.

Manipuri Dances

By the artists from Jawaharlal Nehru Manipuri Dance Academy, Imphal ( Manipur), India.

PartII:

Mohini Attam:  By V. Gayatri

Kathak Dance: By the students of the well-know choreographer, Dancer and teacher Rachana Sarang.

Kuchipuri Dance: By Sadhana Paranje, outstanding Dancer and teacher od Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi dances.

Odissi Dance:  By Ritha Devi, the greatest exponent of various dance styles of India.

Kathakali:  By A.Janardhanan and C.K.Balagopalan of Kalakshertra, Madras

SINGERS AND MUSICIANS PARTICIPATING IN THE FESTIVAL:

Nattuvangam and vocal:
Adyar K. Laxma
Vocal:
K.Sai Sankar( Kalakshertra, Madras)
Mridangam:
K. Jagadeeshsam
Flute:
K.J.Vijay
Chenda:
K.Gopala Krishnan
Violin:
Gowri Ramakrishnan
Sitar:
Roopa Srinivasan

Narrators:

Renuka and Bani Bal

Music Composed by S.Rajaram, Director, Kalakshetra, Madras

 

 

 

 

Tickets: VIP;$50, $30, $20 ( for each day)
VIP; $80, $50, $30 (for both days)

Bhavan's Members, students and seniors will be eligible for about 20% discount.
For tickets, call Bhavan at (212)989-8383 or (212)989-5764

An event conceived, directed, produced and presented by Smt. V.Gayatri, the outstanding choreographer, dancer, teacher and exponant of Bhatata Natyam in fond memory of Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, who founded the International School of Dances, Music and other Fine Arts, Kalakshetra in Madras, and who brought the Art of Dance from the Temple to the Stage.

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PARAMPARA : Musical Tradition of India- A Festival

On Sunday June 25th 2000, from 5p.m. at HAFT AUDITORIUM, FIT, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York

It is a whole day event organized for the first time in this country which will present outstanding young artists of India, namely:

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RAHUL SHARMA ( Santoor)
RAKESH CHAURASIA (Flute)
with Shafaat Ahmed Khan- Tabla
&

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Tabla Solo by child Prodigy
RIMPA SIVA ( 13 years old Tabla Artist)
with Swapan Kumar Siva- Harmonium

TICKETS: VIP; $50 $30 $20

Bhavan's members, Students and Seniors will get about 20% Discount
For tickets, call the Bhavan at  (212)989-8383 or  (212)989-5764

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BAITHAK series
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Vocal by Sipra Bose accompanied on tabla
by Gobinda Bose
Friday, July 14th at 7 p.m. at Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium

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Sarod by Ken Zuckerman accompanied on tabla by
Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri

Sunday, October8, at 5pm at Bhavan's Romanti Auditorium

Tickets: $20; For Bhavan’s members, for students and seniors $15

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DIVINE MUSICAL DISCOURSE

BY THE OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR, AUTHOR AND ORATOR
Revered Prof. Prema Pandurang and her group

On Friday, July 28, 2000 - 6:30 p.m.
and  on Saturday, July 28, 2000 - 10:30 a.m.
at Romanti Auditorium

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Please come with your family and friends

Prof.Prema Pandurang, M.A is the daughter of Dr.P.Nagaraja Rao, a retired professor of Philosophy and hails from a devout family in Tamil Nadu. She was Professor of English for Post Graduate students in the prestigious Presidency College in Chennai
for around two decades.

She is the founder President of Samskriti (Home of Culture) and Kshetropasna Charitable Trust and the Founder Trustee of Shree Chakra Foundation.
Prof. Pandurang is the Managing Trustee of Kshetropasna Trust in GokulDham near Sriperumbudur. Kshetropasna Trust was founded by Pujya Prof.Prema Pandurang and Dr.P.R.Krishnakumar with the noble purpose of establishing a unique organization to revive the values and ideals of our Indian culture in India & Abroad. This Trust encompasses several activities.

It has various temples, the most prominent one being the one dedicated to Lord Guruvayoorappa, 2 small temples of Lord Ganesha and Devi Mookambika.
Kshetropasna runs an English Medium school laying stress on faith, morality, love, discipline etc.It caters to the academic and moral needs of lesser privileged children.
An old age home,Sharanagathi, is also under the care of Kshetropasna providing peace and shelter to the elders in the sunsets of their lives. Kshetropasna has plans to set up a Drug bank, a textile bank, a youth group, a book bank and a Rural Development scheme. Prof. Pandurang has been lecturing in Hindi, English and Sanskrit on the great epics like Srimad Bhagawad, Bhagavat Geetha and Ramayana and the cultural issues in India and abroad.

She wields a powerful pen and has a God-given gift of magnificent eloquence.She has to her credit a number of articles in various popular journals. Her writing always stimulate thought and inner peace. She speaks on God with fervor and conviction.

She has delivered very significant endowment lectures like the Kanchi Acharya Endowment Lecture, Rt.Hon.Srinivasa Shastri Endowment Lecture, Shrimad Bhagavat discourses etc. She views Hinduism as an external way of Life and presents it in all its catholic angles with relevance to modern Life. She has participated in international conferences in Hague, Prague, Copenhagen, Singapore,Nepal and has conducted spiritual discourses in more than 30 countries including USA, UAE and Bahrain.
Twenty five years ago, Premaji had the great honor of speaking in the presence of Srila Prabhupada at Zurich ISKCON Center. She has also attended many conferences of the Rotary, Lions, Christian Peace Conference etc. She was invited by the Hindu Religious Department of the Government of Singapore in 1988 to deliver talks at all the temples for fund collection. The talks were very well received by the audience and the organizers. She is the author of a few books and has to her credit more than 300 bhajans in Tamil and Hindi. Prof.Prema Pandurang cuts across all artificial barriers of religion, age, caste, creed etc with her soul-inspiring discourses.

ADMISSION IS FREE

The Third 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON AYURVEDA
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 ; 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2000 ; 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Venue: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York

HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
SHRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE
WILL INAUGURATE THE CONFERENCE

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Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum
Long Island, New york
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2000; 8:00 P.M.

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125th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SARDAR VALLBHBHAI PATEL
The builder and consolidator of Modern India
On Saturday,
November 18, 2000 at 4:00 P.M.At  
( 305 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, NYC)

All are cordially invited for a special Cultural and

Patriotic Program

Salient features of the program:

Theme: Sardar: His life; Achievements and Contributions

  • A Photo Exhibition
  • Speeches
  • Musical presentation of patriotic and folk songs
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