Sangeet Bharati 2018 Report
The preparations of the event had started 30-45 days before the event day. All volunteers were working hard. With the help of press media, articles giving information about Sangeet Bharti were published in various newspapers.
The event day - It was 22nd December 2017, Friday, and as expected the morning in MIT-WPU was a melodious one coupled with a mild winter breeze. The environment was brilliant as it was Sangeet Bharti Day and the enthusiastic volunteers were in the campus from 7:00am and were all set for the event to begin. This season, the fifth season, of Sangeet Bharti was going to be grand one as, for the first time the event was going to be on a state-level. The decoration team had done their work one day prior to the event itself and hence the Venue (Vivekananda Hall) was ready too. The registration desk was set up at 7:45am and the Participants from all over Maharashtra started to report from 8:00am.
The participants as well as the volunteers were excited for the event to begin, as the volunteers were working hard from last 30-45 days for the same.
According to the tradition of MIT-WPU, the program began with the lightning of lamp in presence of the judge, Savani Datar (a well-known singer), Dr.Anjali Sane (Associate Dean, Faculty of Management-UG), Prof.Kalyani Belsare (Convener, Sangeet Bharti).
It was followed by felicitation of the judge. The actual competition began after Ganesh Vandana performed by one of our own student.
The program was divided into two sessions – Semi-Classical category performances (Pre-Lunch), and Classical category performances (Post-Lunch).
In the first session, there were 17 semi-classical singer competitors. The first performance began at 10:30am. The audience were present in large numbers. Few audience were from outside MIT too.
The first session ended at 12.30pm and then a break of 45 minutes was given to all. The participants and volunteers were provided some refreshments during the same.
The second session started at 2:30pm and consisted of 10 performances of Classical singer competitors.
All the performances from both the categories were brilliant and gave a feeling that apart from Bollywood music, Indian Classical Music also resides in young generation’s hearts. The judge as well as audience enjoyed all the performances. The environment in the auditorium forced all to forget Bollywood music for a while and experience the oldest and the basic Indian Classical Music.
After all this, there were performances from MIT-WPU students . Meanwhile the judges decided the winners and were ready with the results.
The prize distribution ceremony was the most awaited session for all as it was going to be conducted in the presence of Smt.Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar (a well known singer in the music industry) and Shri. Adinath Mangeshkar (son of the great singer Hrudaynath Mangeshkar. He teaches music at MIT, Loni campus). The guests of this session also included the sponsors of the event – Mr. Mazar Shaikh (Head of Tours, Prasanna Travels), Mrs.Mithila Mandhare (CSR HR head, Buldana Urban co-operative bank), Yogini Pokle (Finance Head, Buldana Urban co-operative bank). Dr.R.M.Chitnis (Dean, Faculty of Management-UG), Dr.Anjali Sane (Associate Dean, Faculty of Management-UG), Prof.Kalyani Belsare (Convener, Sangeet Bharti) and Prof. Hemant Bhise (Course In-charge, BBA-IB) also shared the stage with the guests. All the guests were felicitated.
The prize distribution session started with Dean’s address to all the guests, faculties, participants, audience as well as the volunteers. It was followed by few words from all the guests. Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar’s melodious performance was the “Cherry On The Cake”.
Finally, the winners were declared from both the categories. The Winner from both categories were awarded with cash prize of ₹5000, the 1st Runner-Up with ₹3000 and the 2nd Runner-Up with ₹1000. All the winners were also awarded with a Trophy and a certificate. All the participants (including winners) were given a small gift from MIT-WPU and a participation certificate. Winners had a group photo with guests on stage. Prof.Kalyani Belsare (Convener, Sangeet Bharti) gave vote of thanks and the program was declared to be finished after the guests left the Venue.
All the participants, faculties, and the audience left the auditorium with a smile and a relaxed feeling on the face, indicating the success of the Sangeet Bharti 2017.
At the end, volunteers enjoyed photo sessions too.
This was not all. As press people were also invited, a news article of Sangeet Bharti 2017 was published in a couple of newspapers.