CHICAGO: Bharat Sevasram Sangha of North America, Chicago Chapter, is organizing Annual Fundraising Dinner and cultural program presenting prominent members of the cultural community of Chicago and India on Sunday, June 26 at 5 pm at the Temple auditorium in Aurora, a southwest suburb of Chicago
The highlight of the evening will be a multimedia presentation “Vedic Roots of Hindustani Classical Music” that traces the origins of Indian classical music from Vedic times to the present.
The presentation will feature songs, dances and music from the oldest scriptures from the Vedas that form the foundation of Hindu religion dating back to 3500 BCE, and follow the progression of Indian music through the ages.
The combination of narration, images, music and live dance will delve deep into the history, grammar and forms of Indian Classical music and dance explaining the fundamental elements of Indian music like ‘Naad’, ‘Saptak’, ‘Swara’, ‘Sruti’, ‘Alankara’, ‘Raga’, ‘Tala’, etc. The multimedia presentation “Vedic Roots” will be conducted by Kushal Bose, President of BSS NA Chicago Chapter.
The evening will also feature prominent dancers Madhura Sane and members of Nritya Natya Kala Academy, Swati Chatterjee, prominent Film/Television /Jingles singer from Bombay, Pundit Puranlal Vyas, professional percussionist from Bombay now based in Chicago and Suresh Mehta, popular Bhajan singer from Chicago.
The emcee of the evening will be Chicagoland’s journalist Ashok Easwaran.
The program will be inaugurated by Swami Purmatmanandaji with lighting of the sacred lamp and recitation of Vedic mantra, followed by welcoming address by Ms. Santosh Kumar, Chairwoman of the Bharat Sevasram Sangha Chicago chapter. The cultural program will be followed by vegetarian dinner.
Bharat SevasramSangha is a non-profit educational and philanthropic organization. There are no admission charges for the event; personal tax deductible donations to the temple are accepted with gratitude (receipt will be provided for all charitable contributions).