The program, “YAADEIN”, has been organised in memory of the great vocalist, Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi, as a tribute to her. She was a patron and Chairperson of the panel of Judges of the Foundation since its inception. A doyen of the Senior and Banaras Gharanas, she is known for her distinct Poorabi ang style of Thumri presentation and for elevating it’s profile and bringing it international repute.
This event was organised by Pt. Ravi kichlu foundation. The event comprises of the distribution of awards to meritorious students of the school run by the foundation. Santoor recital by Abhigyan Dutta, great grandson of Smt Girija Devi. Kathak Dance performance by Shri.
Vishal Krishna, grandson of the legendary kathak artist Smt. Sitara Devi. He was accompanied on the Tabla by his brother, Shri Kushal Krishna on the Pakhawaj by Shri Kunjalal Sadashiv Patil, on the sitar by Sandeep Neogi and Shri Pratap Banerjee on vocals. Last but not the least flute recital by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, accompanied by Shri Vivek Sonar on flute and Pandit Subhankar Banerjee on Tabla.
The dignitaries who were present in this event were Mr. Firhad Hakim, Minister for Urban Development and Minister for Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal, Harsh Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, Tollygaung Actress as well as Animal rights activist Debashree Roy and many others. The event was held in Tollygung Club.