Hyderabad Music and Dance Festival to Help Children with Autism | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: The two-day Ustab Baden Ghulam Ali Khan national music and dance festival kicked off in the city on Thursday.
Organized in association with the Telangana government’s language and culture department, the festival was organized to help children with autism.
“We organize such programs to encourage Indian classical music. The money earned through this program will be donated to the well-being of children with autism, ”said Abhijit Bhattacharjee, president of the Sangitanjaly Foundation, which organized the festival.
Part of the funds raised through this event will be donated to Austism Ashram.
On the first day, Pt Budhaditya Mukherjee performed sitar with Yashwant Vaishnav and Soumen Nandy on the tabla and Nilay Salvi on the harmonium.
The program was inaugurated by the Principal Secretary for Informatics and Industry, Jayesh Ranjan, and the Regional Director of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ashok Jajoria.
“The city has witnessed several top notch performances in the past and I hope the tradition continues in the future,” said Ranjan.
On Friday, performances by Anubhab Khamaru, Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty, Gourab Chatterjee and Yashwant Vaishnav by Patiala Gharana are scheduled.

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