Members of India’s classical artistes fraternity will pay their respects and homage to the 40 CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir on February 14.
Kathak doyen and former civil servant Shovana Narayan is spearheading a gathering of 30 artistes who will present brief tributes to the victims using art forms such as music, dance and arts.
“As artistes, we must express our solidarity with the martyrs of Pulwama attack. We have collected 30-35 artistes together. As a small humble gesture, some will sing, some will dance or recite poetry or just address the gathering,” Narayan told IANS.
The participating artistes include Alka Raghuvanshi, Arpita and Paramjit Singh, Aruna Vasudev, Bharati Shivaji, Dattatraya Apte, Geeta Chandran, Geetanjali Lal, Gopi Gajwani, Kiran Segal, Lavlin Thadani, Madhavi Mudgal, Madhup Mudgal and Nalini-Kamalini Asthana and many others.
The tributes will be in the form of brief three to four minute presentations. A canvas with signatures of all participating artists will be handed to the CPRF, whose key members will also attend the gathering.
Members of the art fraternity, art lovers and the public may pay their homage through their presence at the function, the 1992 Padma Shri recipient said.
The event will take place at India International Centre on Sunday, 17 March.