Everything is going online and so are concerts. So, Rajasthan has come up a Digital COVID Relief Concert Series, Padharo Mhare Des. This is to support the out-of-work folk artists. The Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot did the launch. The initiative is by Rajasthan-based singer Manesha A Agarwal’s Arpan Foundation.
As per reports, well known artists will take part in the art concert series. These include, Manesha Ram and group – Meghvals of Jaisalmer; Bundu Khan and band – Langas of Jodhpur; Dapu Khan Mirasi. Also, Sugni Devi – the singing sensation of the Kalbeliyas – Jodhpur; Thanu Khan and Tarif Khan of Chala Mama Project; and Mehboob Khan Langa and more.
The Chief Minister stated that since folk artists are solely dependent on their art for livelihood. This unique concept will play a crucial role to support such folk artists during the crisis. Adding he said, such initiatives also play a crucial role in the growth of art forms in the state, as well as promoting virtual tourism.
Also, night curfew is imposed in eight of the most Coronavirus affected areas. Those areas include, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Jaipur, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Alwar, and Bhilwara. Moreover, the Chief Minister also announced a fine of INR 500 for those not wearing a face mask.
According to reports, Padharo Mhare Des Series will feature around 70 folk artists from the interiors of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Barmer.
The premiere episode of the series was by Ganesh Vandana by Mahesha Ram and group from Jaisalmer. Also, Padma Bhushan Grammy Awardee Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt played a rendition of Padharo Mhare Des on his creation, the Mohan Veena.
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With inputs from TimesofIndia.