A musical ode to the unknown soldiers

New Delhi (IANSlife) In the run-up to this year’s Republic Day, music aficionados can gear up for a musical tribute to the valour and courage of the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives battling for the nation. Organised by the Tabla Wizard Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society, the 22nd edition of ‘Amar Jyoti: A Tribute to Unknown Soldiers’ will take place online on January 23.

The musical evening will see an exciting line-up of Indian classical artistes who will come together on one stage to create a memorable concert. The highlight will be a soulful Jugalbandi by renowned folk singers Padma Shri recipient Malini Awasthi and Roshan Khan (Mangniyar). Many other artistes will accompany, including the likes of Rafik Khan Merasi, a masterful Kamaicha player, Latif Khan on Dholak, Zaheer Khan will be on Khartal and vocalist Sawai Khan.

On organizing the concert, Shruti Chatur Lal Sharma, the granddaughter of the tabla legend and the Program Director at Pandit Chaturlal Festival said, “It is an honour to have this opportunity to organize an event to pay tribute to the martyrs of our nation. With this soulful music, we extend our gratitude to all those unknown soldiers who risked their lives for the nation and our safety. Our entire team looks forward to the main event and thank all our sponsors and associates. The event is organized in association with ICCR and Indian Raga. The main sponsor is ONGC and co-sponsored by GAIL, Oil India Limited, PFC, NTPC and Powergrid.”

The musical ode will be streamed LIVE on January 23 2021 at 7 p.m. on the Society’s social media handles.

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