Ujjain, Feb 22: For cultural and creative atmosphere during Simhastha, Culture Department has introduced Anugoonj programme comprising songs, music and drama. Its 3rd series Anugoonj-3 will be organized at Ujjain from February 23 to 25. During it, talent search competitions will be held simultaneously in 5 stages and over 1500 artistes of various singing, music and dance disciplines will perform including eminent folk singers Smt. Teejan Bai, Smt. Sanjo Baghel and Smt. Malini Awasthi.
Salient feature of this round of Anugoonj is that for the first time, eminent female singers of the country are going to take part in it. These are the female singers who have been mesmerising and hypnotizing audiences all over the country and world with their performances. Besides, every cultural presentation by them has been linked to basic nature, traditions and social concerns.
Culture Department has made efforts to knit such a music fest of these artistes during Anugooj-3 that will be memorable for long. Padmabhushan Smt. Teejan Bai, the folk artist of undivided Madhya Pradesh and now Chhattisgarh will perform on February 23. She has been singing various anecdotes of great Indian epic Mahabharat in regional dialect leaving audiences spell bound in country and world. On February 24, Smt. Sanjo Bai will perform who has been mesmerizing audiences in religious festivals like Navratri year-round for hours.
Similarly, Smt. Malini Awasthi will add to heightened attraction of Anugoonj with her sononorous performance on February 25. An award has been announced for her recently.
Devotional songs’ sittings will be held on the banks of Kshipra, folk singing and music at Dussehra Maidan, Samajik Nyay Parisar, Shastri Nagar ground and Arena ground in Mahananda Nagar. On February 24, painting, craft and literary competitions will be held on the premises of Kalidas Akademi, Ujjain.