3rd Veenapani Lalit Kala Samaroh (Inter-VKV Cultural Meet):
The 3rdVeenapani Lalit Kala Samaroh was inaugurated on 24 December in the campus of Vivekananda
Kendra Vidyalaya Tezpur by Prof. Pradip Jyoti Mahanta, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science, Tezpur University. The occasion was also graced by Su. Nivedita Bhide, Vice President Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari. Ma.. Pravin Davolkar, Jt. Gen. Secretary Vivekananda Kendra. Nineteen (19) schools participating in the five day cultural meet took part in the inaugural ceremony holding placard and flag of respective schools. The Samaroh was formally declared open by Ma. Pravin Dhavolkar, Secy. of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas, and North East. In his inaugural speech Ma. Pravin Davolkar briefed the objectives of organizing such common programme by VKSPV. Su. Nivedita Bhide in her brief address highlighted the importance of Indian classical music and dance and how it has invited both National and International attention from time to time. She expressed, the void which is created in the modern generation could well be satisfied with an inclination towards Indian culture and its composite reflection in the Indian classical dance and music. Prof. Pradip Jyoti Mahanta present in his address reflected on the richness of Indian music and legend. He expressed the inevitability of a change of mind-set of the youth to retain the great cultural diversity of our country alive. The display of cultural items by students of VKV Tezpur in the inaugural programme revealed the mood of the Vidyalaya that was hosting such a big event. There were brilliant performances by students on befitting themes.
The various events in the Samaroh gave an opportunity to the 19 participating schools to realize their potential in various co-curricular activities. The events included in the samaroh are, Borgeet, Sattriya Dance, Instrumental Recital (Khol, Tabla, Violin, Mandolin, and Sitar), Lokageet, Patriotic Song, Mime, Classical Dance and Bhajan. Since most Indian classical dances are based on mythology, the dancer also gets to learn about our heritage and culture. Selective events in the Samaroh have their own objective to make students aware of our classical instruments- through, lokageet to learn about the philosophy of life, through recitation, the patriotic poets and through Bhajan, training of a calm and cool mind. There was encouraging participation by schools in almost all the items. Eligible schools participated in most of the events as per the guidelines already set by the organizer. Total framework of the Samaroh was keeping in view one of the five fold aspects of personality development i.e. emotional and spiritual.
The enthusiastic and dynamic performance of the participants of various schools enthralled all who witnessed the Samaroh from 24 to 28 of December 2014. Especial efforts of parents, teachers and well-wishers of VKV Tezpur made the event a grand success. The valedictory function of the Samaroh was held at Ban Theatre Tezpur on 28 December. Sri Jeeten Basumatary, a renowned vocalist (classical) graced the function as chief guest. Also on the occasion was present Sri Joram Begi, Director of Higher and Technical Education (Retd.) Govt. of Arunachalm Pradesh. There were colourful cultural performances on stage by groups of students of VKV Tezpur. The main attraction of the evening was the concert by Sri Jeeten Basumatery. He kept the audience spellbound by his musical enchantment. A brief prize distribution ceremony marked a closing of the five day cultural extravaganza. Prizes were given away for all individual and group performances. There were two special prizes for the schools that gave overall disciplined performance. VKV Tinsukia with 24 points begged the ‘Best Cultural Troupe’ award. VKV Bokulani with 21 points was second in the list to beg the ‘2nd Best Cultural Troupe’ award. The Samaroh gave the opportunity to the organizer to see how well the students are groomed in various cultural activities in its schools.