Kolkata: ITC director Rabi Srinibasan announced that ‘ITC Sangeet Sammellan 2015’ to be inaugurated at Victoria Memorial Hall on 4th December in a ceremony at ITC Sangeet Academy. Pandit Ajay Chakraborty, Bidushi Shubhra Guha, Pandit Uday Vaolkar and Victoria Memorial director Dr. Jayanta Sengupta are present in this ceremony.
The music festival will be held from 4th to 6th December. Dr. L Subhramanium will be honoured at the musical fest this year. The concert has been organized outside the Sangeet Academy campus. But the main music ceremony of the 5th and 6th December will be held at the Sangeet Academy.
Victoria Memorial has been awarded as the ‘cleanest’ monument by the PM on oct 2. According to Jayanta Sengupta, there isn’t anything better than music to celebrate all boundaries. Pandit Ajay Chakraborty happily said “we paint pictures through music” and supporting him Pandit Uday Bhaolkar said, “there is no better place than a historical place to perform.”
The construction of the Victoria Memorial was delayed by Curzon’s departure from India in 1905 with a subsequent loss of local enthusiasm for the project and by the need for testing of the foundations. The Victoria Memorial’s foundation stone was set in 1906 and the building opened in 1921. The work of construction was entrusted to Messrs. Martin & Co. of Calcutta. Work on the superstructure began in 1910. After 1947, when India gained independence, additions were made.