Pune, 18 Dec (The Press Watch) – “Being known as a dance performer than actor or dancer is more close to my heart. I received the art form within my family. Everybody is not lucky to have an art form in their house. The competitions held at college and School level give a good platform to students to display their talents. Hence it is important to pursue their talents in school and college when artists are students. Simultaneously, parents and teachers should encourage students to bring out the artist in them,” said actor-dancer Nupur Daithankar.
She was speaking at the award ceremony of the ‘Sangeet Bharti’ and ‘Nrutya Bharti’ state level inter-college classical and semi-classical and dance competition organised by MIT World Peace University School of Management (undergraduate). The award ceremony was held at the Vivekananda Hall at MIT campus in Kothrud. On the occasion eminent singer Kasturi Datar Atravalkar, MIT World Peace University pro-chancellor Dr. R. M. Chitnis, Dr. Rajiv Thakur, pro-chancellor at faculty of management and law Rajiv Thakur, associate Dean Prof. Dr. Anjali Sane, manager at Bank of India Sunil Deo, Bafna Motors official Rahul Kale and judges at the competitions, singer Sampada Walvekar, dance judge Pallavi Deshmukh, organiser of the competitions Kalyani Belsare among other were present.
Over 50 participants competed in dance and singing competitions from Maharashtra. In the classical segment Sudhanshu Manerikar won first prize, Sheetal Gadre won second and Meeta Dandekar won third prize. In the semi-classical segment, Sudhanshu Manerikar and Sheetal Gadre again won first and second prizes respectively while Rohit Gulawni won the third prize. In the instrumental category, Shantanu Kanade (harmonium), bagged first prize while Siddharth Garud (sitar) bagged second prize.
In the dance segment, solo category, Sukanya Gurav, Rama Joshi, Gauri Chitnis, won first, second and third prizes. In the group dance category, Himani-Akanksha, Manisha-Nrutyalay, and Rajlaxmi-Mayuri won first, second and third prizes. All the winners we’re presented with cash prizes of Rs 5,000 for first position, Rs 3,000 for second and Rs 1500 for third positions along with trophy and certificate.
Daithankar said, “Every student should participate in various college activities and competitions. Despite success or failure, students can always learn from others performances. A self-analysis of performances will always be helpful to students.” Kasturi Datar Atravalkar said, “I really feel happy to see the excitement among the participants of this competition. College days never come back hence every moment should be lived happily. it is very important to give time to dance and singing. These talents should be pursued as a hobby or career. It gives immense satisfaction.”
The event was compered by Shubham Bavlekar and Devansh Tiwari. While vote of thanks was given by Prof Kalyani Belsare.