Rohtak, October 9
Classical music will be broadcast to every nook and cranny of the state so that everyone can know its meaning, said Dr Suresh, senior secretary of the arts and cultural affairs department.
He was addressing the audience during a classical singing program, “Shastriya Gyan”, jointly organized by the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) last night.
Bureaucrat-turned-singer Kashish Mittal also performed on occasion and captivated audiences. “As music cannot be confined to the state, special efforts will be made to educate people about the old form of music,” said Dr Suresh.
Pankaj Yadav, Divisional Commissioner of Rohtak, described Kashish Mittal as an inspiration to young people. He said Kashish joined the public service for social work, but his interest has always been in classical singing. Therefore, he quit work to pursue his passion.
“Indian music is our heritage, which takes us to meditation and yoga,” said Padma Shri Sumitra Guha, who was the guest of honor on the occasion. —TNS