[This article was composed by Rhia Mukharjee, a talented student of NSORS. I took the liberty of adding a few words here and there.]
Nupur School of Rabindra Sangeet had its annual program – ‘Shurer Surodhoni’ – on 12th May 2013, to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary ( Rabindra Jayanti) . The program was held at the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Hall’ in the Indian YMCA auditorium at Fitzroy Square.
Every year, this program is constituted of solo songs by every student of Nupur , selected by themselves, as their tribute to Tagore. This year, there were some guest artistes as well with their rendering of Tagore’s songs and poetry. The variety of songs and the different styles of presentation made the evening thoroughly enjoyable. It was well attended by members of the Bengali community in London.
Rabindra Jayanti celebrations are a tradition of Nupur since its inception more than 35 years ago. This year’s program was conceptualised and organised by the Principal of the school, Mrs. Pompa Dhar and other senior members , and assisted by all students of the school. It was also accompanied by expert musicians , Gautam Shikder on Tabla and Mridul Saha on Mondira. Mrs. Dhar played the Harmonium with most of the artistes where Amrita Ghosh, another student, played with a couple of artistes.
On behalf of Nupur , we would like to thank all attendees for their presence and support that evening and we look forward to continue with this tradition in future.