Cultural Event “Ehsaas” at Mumbai

03 September 2017
A CULTURAL event “Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of India - Ehsaas” is ogranised at Dadar, Matunga Cultural Centre, Mumbai on 16th July by Navnirman Sanskritik Manch. Tuhin, editor “Vikalp Awam ka Ghoshnapatra” and Convener of Revolutionary Cultural Forum (RCF) participated as Chairperson. The organizers of “Ehsaas” emphasised on a rationalist approach to the traditional. It has to be in the service of the concept of unified, secular and socialist India. There is need to negate the divisive and hierarchical values rooted in the traditional social formations and cultures, while celebrating our rich heritage in these fields. A progressive cultural movement alone can stop the attempt at denying the multi-dimensional, includive aspects of the Indian culture.

Pravin Nadkar, President, Navnirman Sanskritik Manch welcomed delegates. The Topic of the first session was ‘Dimensions of Diversity in Indian cultural’. Guest speaker was Prof. Gopal Guru (JNU). Inaugural words delivered by Avinash Das (Film maker). Chaired by Tuhin (Cultural Activist). Participants were Paresh Mokashi (Film Director), Neela Bhagwat (Music Composer) & Chitra Palekar (Theatre & Film Personality).

Topic of the session II was “Reenergizing The progressive sense”. Chaired by Irfaan Engineer (Director CSSS), Guest Speaker was Prof. GK Ainapure (Writer & Poet) and participants were Joy Sengupta (Film Actor), Mahesh Bharati (Documentary Film Maker) and Anil Sawant (Cultural Activist).

Topic of the session III was ‘Indian Diversity and Kashmir’s Composite Culture’. Guest Speaker was Bashir Manzar (Journalists), Chaired by Satish Kalsekar (Poet). Participants were Surabhi Sharma (Film Maker), Arvind Deshpande and Saroj Tripathi (Both Cultural Activist). After Pradnya Daya Pawar and Ganesh Satpute recited their poems. ‘Vidrohi Shaheeri Jalsa’, was performed by Shambhajee Bhagat. Virasat a musical programme was presented by Neela Bhagwat and Amarendra Dhaneshwar. At the end a short films show was organised. A large gathering of intellectuals, cultural activists and students (FTII, Pune’s Students are among them) across Maharastra attended the programme.
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