A thrilling evening unfolded at the Dr Banikanta Kakati Auditorium of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra as music enthusiasts, parents, and guardians were spellbound by a stimulating cultural show on July 16, 2023, performed by the students of Murchana Music Education Center.
The renowned Murchana Music Education Center organised the event, which featured incredible vocal and instrumental performances in Assamese, Hindi, and Western music that left the audience in awe, much like in previous years.
Founded in 2000, the Murchana Music Education Center has pioneered dedicated training courses for learners of all age groups in both online and offline modes.
The institute offers lessons in various musical disciplines, such as guitar, piano, keyboard, violin, vocal music, tabla, and more.
Under the guidance of its esteemed teachers and principals, Hiranya Kalita and Barnali Kalita, the institute has garnered accolades for its integrated approach to music education, promoting competency and interest among students.
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The couple also strives to nurture practical experience by providing regular opportunities for students to perform on stage.
The evening commenced with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony and floral tributes paid to the portraits of renowned artists Sudakshina Sharma and Rishiraj Sharma by the state's noted philanthropist, Debojit Borkakati, and the institute's principal, Hiranya Kalita.
The stage came alive with budding artists showcasing their musical prowess. They enthralled the audience with soulful renditions on guitar, keyboard, piano, and violin and mesmerising vocal performances.
The cultural extravaganza featured a chorus performance, followed by stunning showcases, including Ananyashree Baruah's graceful Sattriya dance, Ayan Kalita's heartfelt piano rendition of 'My Heart Will Go On,' and Rahul Sen's captivating vocal rendition of 'Kopou Pahi Ture Khupat.'
The musical journey continued with delightful performances such as Chonee Kalita's piano rendition of 'See You Again,' Nikunj Bawri's guitar performance of 'Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara,' and Dheemanta Kumar Baruah's soul-stirring guitar rendition of Dr Bhupen Hazarika's classic 'Manuhe Manuhar Babe.'
The audience was spellbound as Aymen Asman Ali, Devanuj Gogoi, Sumanshree Das, Pragyashree Nath, and other talented students showcased their exceptional skills on various instruments and mesmerised everyone with their soulful vocal performances.
The event also recognised outstanding achievements, with Jasleen Kaur being felicitated for achieving the best result in the 2022 Keyboard exam.
Jasleen received a cheque of Rs 11,111, a shawl, a certificate, a phulam gamosa, and a music scholarship for the current year.
Other students who excelled in various music subjects in 2022 were also honoured with certificates and mementos.
The evening concluded on a high note with a heartwarming rendition of 'Om Jai Jagdish Hare,' beautifully performed on keyboard and guitar by the talented students of the Murchana Music Education Centre.
Gitashree Bhagawati and Mridula Sarmah seamlessly anchored the entire event, adding charm to an already captivating evening.
The Murchana Music Education Centre's annual cultural event of 2023 was undoubtedly a resounding success, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.