Setu, a fundraising event organised by HHL Hindu Help Line to help and support the children of victims of the Nepal Earthquake, powered by Gokhale Constructions took place yesterday at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch. Some of the finest artists in Indian Classical Music and Dance were part of the event including well known names like Pandit Shaunak Abhisheki, Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar, Dr Saleel Kulkarni, Dr. Rewa Natu, Sharvari Jamenis-Phatak and Sai Paranjapye. We at Gokhale decided to support this event due to a notion,”we believe in giving not because we have in excess but because we know the feeling of not having.”
The show started right on time due to support of all the volunteers and their spot on work at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch. The classical evening started with the ‘Ganeshvandana’ performed by well known Dancer/Choreographer/Actor Sharvari Jamenis-Pathak and her Kathak group followed by a mesmerizing ‘Tandav’ song sung by Pandit Shaunak Abhisheki and Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar. It was the first time that people were left feeling awed after listening to a ‘Tandav’ song instead of feeling fear. The Tandav was followed by another song sung by the duo, Ab Ghan Garaje based on Raag Megh Malhar which was accompanied by Dr. Salil Kulkarni on the harmonium. The evening progressedon the same uplifting note, with mezmerising performances, including one by Dr. Rewa Natu and Sai Paranjapye and Shrikant Dhokrikar,continually raising the bar.