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Vasantrao Chandorkar Smruti Pratishthan


Late Vasantrao Chandorkar Smruti Pratishthan is Jalgaon based NGO & cultural organization registered with charity commissioner under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 bearing Regd. No. E – 878 Dt. 30.10.2001 Pratishthan has got 80 G Certificate 80 G NSK/CIT-II/80G (5)/18/2009-10 & IT Sec. 12 A Certificate No. NSK/CIT-II/Tech/5/35/2002-2003 Date.20.3.2002. from Income Tax Department. We have received FCRA Certification from Ministry of Home Affairs. FCRA Regd, No.083840031 Dated 02.04.2009. The organization is working for Indian Classical Music & Dance. Round the year we are organizing various classical concerts. Preservation, Promotion & Passing on our rich cultural heritage to the next generation is the prime focus of our organization. (We are focusing on 3Ps)For the last 11 years we are organizing 3 days Music Festival.

The name of the festival is Balgandharv Sangeet Mahotsav. All top grade artists like Gansaraswati Padmabhushan Kishori Amonkar, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sanjeev Abhayankar, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Pt. Deepak Maharaj, Dr. Veena Sahastrabuddhe, Pt. Dhrub Ghosh, Devki Pandit, Pt. Bhawani Shankarji, Pandita Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Pt. Dayashankar, Pt. Arjun Mishra, Pt. Purbayan Chatterji, Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra, Pandita Arti Ankalikar, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Birju Maharaj Pt. Rahul Sharma,Pt. Jasraj, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Abhijeet Pohankar, Rahul Deshpande, Malini Rajurkar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Satish Vyas, Archana Joglekar, Pt. Vijay Ghate, Pt. Yogesh Samshi, Ustad Shujaat Khan, etc. were participated in this Mahotsav. We are organizing monthly classical concerts for the up coming artists especially youth.

In the year 2004, we have got very good opportunity to collaborate with Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal,Pune for organizing smaller version of Sawai Gandharv Mahotsav at Jalgaon. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Dr. Firoj Dastur, Shrimati Gangubai Hangal had taken positive cognisance about our activities of the pratishthan and approach us for the said festival. Chandorkar Pratishthan organized this event on 10th & 11th July 2004. We have collaborated with NCPA Mumbai for organizing 2 – 3 classical programs at Jalgaon for up coming artist. We are organizing Malhar Mahotsav in the month of August every year. We are organizing various cultural programs in collaboration with South Central Cultural Zone, (Ministry of Culture) New Delhi. We have collaborated with Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre for organizing Preliminary Selection Round of Inter College light music competition for Jalgaon, Dhulia & Nandurbar districts. Four years back we have started State Level open Classical Vocal & Natyageet Gayan competition for up coming artists & got very good response through out Maharashtra. Around 75 participants participated in this competition. The prizes of the said competition are Rs. 5000/- , Rs.3000/- & Rs.2000/- respectively. This competition we are organizing in collaboration with Shrimati Dhapubai Jain Charitable Trust, Jalgaon.

We have already started three days work shops on “Kathak Dance”&“Classical Vocal Bandish” by eminent Gurus Pandita Shama Bhate (Pune) & Pandit Arun Kashalkar (Mumbai) We have collaborated with Stree Sakhi an organization working by the women, for the women, of the women, for various Women Empowerment & Rural Development projects. Ours is a very small organization. Our main focus is on Classical Music and Dance. We do not have sufficient funds to organize big program. Jalgaon is a very small district place still we are putting our efforts for promoting & propagating this activity at Jalgaon to create more interest in Classical Music & Dance especially in youth.