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Anād: Her Lips showed movement, the universe tried to comprehend her speech but failed miserably. He, the creator then granted a solicit power to the human race which could be felt, not heard, pummeled, not criticized, calling it the Soundless Sound.

Guru Granth Sahib is composed in and divided by 31 rāgas. Each rāga carries the same adaptation, softness, happiness, separation and sadness which a human mind is capable of. These variations depict a sound which the Tanpura, Sarangi, Jori, Dilruba and Sitar try and unfold in the conundrum of what is black and what is white.

On Tuesday, May 02.2015. The Anād Foundation with support from District Administration, Kapurthala, organized the Punyā Baithak at the Quilā.

Bhai Baldeep Singh sang Nat Narāyan, the 19th Rāga in Gurubani, as part of the 31 Rāgas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Series – with Ustad Asif Ali Khan on Sarangi, Vikramjit Singh on the Tanpura, Parminder Singh Bhamra on the Joripakhwaj and Virendar Kumar on the Sitar.

The program began with the BBS_7388Turban Tying competition. People from all age groups participated showcasing the formation of puggaree in their hand, ready to tie their best turban. Judges paid strict attention to every wrap and crease, allowing no mistake escape their vigilant gaze.

The program continued with the Anād Kāv Tarang poetry reading festival. Mr. Bakhtawar Singh was the featured poet. When reciting his poetry, he solely referred to it as “his craft” of a soundless sound.

Wrestler Pehalwan Padharth Singh was honored for his contribution to the field of wrestling.

Kanjli (Beeja) Akhada, Pehalwan Malkit Singh hosted three wrestling matches at the Quilā.

The Students of Anād BBS_7301Conservatory, Sultanpur Lodhi  displayed a mesmerizing performance with Sehaj Deep on the Tabla,  Vikramjit Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Manpreet kaur, Baljinder Kaur and Simranpreet Singh on the Sitar and Jasbeer Singh and Harwinder Singh on the Dilruba.

It was the dedication and diligence of the students under the guidance of Ustad Virendar kumar that an eighteen day hard work paid a fruitful result.BBS_7732

A Solo performance was made by Parminder Singh Bhamra on the JoriPakhawaj accompanied by Ustad Asif Ali Khan, on the Sarangi.

Visual Rendering Of Rāg: 31 Rāg in Guru Granth Sahib – Abstract paintings by Artist Hardev Singh were also on display.

Venue: Rāngli Sath, Darbār Hall Lawns, Quilā Sarāi, Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala, Punjab 144626

Photos by – TejInder Singh

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