Honnoisseurs of Indian classical arts spent a memorable evening enjoying spell-binding performances of Carnatic vocals, Bharatnatyam, and Mridangam at the HCL ‘Expressions of the Mind, a special program of the HCL Concert Series at New Delhi’s India Habitat Centre. HCL Concert Series is a pioneering initiative by HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier information enabler and country’s leading ICT system integrator and distribution company to showcase the excellence in Indian arts and culture to discerning audiences and the series has presented hundreds of concerts featuring a variety of artistes over nine years of its continuation.
The concert on Monday, themed ‘Celebration–A form of Prayer’, commenced with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the Chief Guest Mr. Anil Razdan, Secretary, Ministry of Power and Ms. Asha Swarup, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.
The event began with a short vocal note by Sudha Raghuraman, award-winning Carnatic vocalist renowned for a soul-stirring voice and her effortless delineation of rare and complicated ragas. An Instrumental composition by highly-acclaimed Mridangist Lalgudi Sriganesh followed, the resounding sound of which held the audiences in raptures. Complimenting the emotions captured in the theme of the event, a passionate dance recital by award-winning Bharatnatyam dancer Pratibha Prahalad, among the best-known classical dancers of the country today. Accompanied by the melodious voice of Sudha, the dance recital brought a fitting finale to the evening.
Commenting on the successful culmination of yet another premier event of the HCL concert series, Mr Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystems said, “At HCL, we are proud of the fact that there is as much global recognition for India’s prowess in IT as it is for our rich cultural heritage. Through HCL ‘Expressions of the Mind’ programs, we seek to highlight this heritage and bring the finest exponents of Indian classical arts closer to the discerning audiences. In this respect, the spectacular performances today have added to the illustrious history of HCL Concert Series.”
About HCL Concert Series
The HCL Concert Series has been running successfully since last nine years. The Concert series were visualized as a showcase of excellence in Indian art and culture, in sync with India Habitat Center’s mandate of promoting the highest standards in performing arts, and to provide a platform to upcoming artistes from across the country. In September 2006 HCL took the HCL Concert series to Chennai in association with The Music Academy, Madras. Ever since then the HCL concert series is being held successfully, one program per month at The Music Academy, Madras
In continuation to this theme, HCL has initiated ‘Mindia’ – a tribute to the prowess of the great Indian Mind. It is this great Indian mind that has contributed significantly to our country’s stature and growth and would continue to script our success for many ages to come.
About HCL Infosystems
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