JUAAOC has been involved in hosting multifaceted social, educational and cultural activities. Noteworthy among them are sponsoring meritorious students of Indian School Muscat and JU seeking financial assistance, hosting cultural fiestas, social services and organising sports with an intention to expose varied hidden talents. Sanskrit is a platform to promote the culture and brotherhood prevailing between India and Oman under the great leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Sanskriti 2017 celebrates ‘Glorification of Women Power through poetry, song and dance’ on April 14 at Al Falaj Hotel. The evening will see the performances from of members, a performance by ‘You and I’ and also a JU alumni Neepobithi. ‘You and I’ has over the years thematically linked poets of different gharanas and generation to enrich music.
Vocalist Soumyajit Das and pianist Sourendra Mullick have pioneered linking Urdu Poet Mirza Ghalib’s ghazals with Tagore’s songs. Through their art, they have shown diversities across the 19 districts of Bengal, a gift to the future generation, not only to those residing in the state but also to those spread across the world.
The duo worked on experimental music, collaborating the work of German folk artist Stefan Stoppok with Kavita Krishnamurthy and also with Srabani Sen and Sunidhi Chauhan.
Neepabithi is an outshining alumni of JU and bagged her first gold medal from the Royal School of Music, London at 14 years of her age. She can sing the same version of a song in five different languages, has been featuring on national channels and has released more than a dozen albums. Her album Antarjatik Rabindranath featured the Irish, English and Scottish songs of Tagore. Neepabithi has been inspirational to foster songs of Chhau dance of Purulia district of Bengal on international forum.
Being able to stage such cultural events in Muscat, JUAAOC remains grateful to His Majesty the Sultan and the people of Oman. The musical voyage will be held from 7pm. It is organised by Majan Events in association with JUAAO chapter. For passes call 98566052 or 97158770.