2017.07.24 (VT): The UP Department of Culture held a cultural program in honor of the 100th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. The “Barkha Bahar Cultural Program” was held at Ramkrishna Mission Sevashram’s auditorium.
State Culture Minister Lakshminarayan Chaudhry said the State Government wants to promote the culture of Braj. The decision was taken to institute the cultural program in order to spread awareness of Braj’s culture and to help preserve it.
Braj artists presented songs and dance on the subject of monsoon. The famous singer of Braj, Govind Ji, opened the program with Krishna Vandana. After that, Shri Murarilal Sharma presented the famous Charkula dance. Kajri geet (a type of folk song) was also featured during the program.
The Director of Vrindavan Research Institute Shri Satishchandra Dikshit, Shri Lakshminarayan Pathak, Shri Rajesh Pandit, Shri Sunil Chaturvedi, Dr. Vinod Bannerjee, Shri Kapil Upadhyay, Shri Vinay Goswami, Shri Mridulkant Shastri, and Shri Sudheer Shukla were present on the occasion.