Brief about SANKRITI ANGAN’s background & activities in last 3 years :
This is a govt. registered charitable trust, started functioning since 2017. The trust was formed, based on the common understanding amongst few like-minded individuals to offer “service to the society & nurture our cultural heritage”.
Advisory Board, comprising of individuals from various walks of life is the guiding force – it is headed by Padmashree Nemai Ghosh (eminent photographer) & mentored by Pandit Anindya Chatterjee, Smt. Minakshi Dasgupta, Smt. Manju Dasgupta, Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumder, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, Vidushi Subhra Guha, Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, Pandit Sugoto Nag, Pandit Kushal Das, Smt. Nibedita Banerjee.
Glimpses of the activities of the trust
PROMOTING YOUNG TALENTS
The trust has showcased talented musicians e.g. Sri Aarchik Banerjee (Tabla) , Smt. Rageshree Das (Vocal) , Sri Surojato Roy (Tabla) , Smt. Debopriya Chatterjee (Flute) , Smt. Debasmita Bhattacharya (Sarod) , Sri Debjit Patitundi (Tabla) , Sri Chiradip Sarkar (Santoor) , Sri Soumyajyoti Ghosh (Flute) , Sri Ayan Sengupta (Sitar), Smt. Sreejani Banerjee (Sitar) , Sri Jishnudeep Chowdhury (Tabla), Sri Souvik Adak (Tabla) , Sri Hrisav Sarkar (Tabla) , Sri Ritobroto Chakraborty(Tabla), Sri Kuntal Das (Tabla) , Sri Arun Mondal (Harmonium) , Smt. Sudarshana Dasgupta (Vocal) in various concerts , organised by the trust.
OFFERING ‘HEALTH INSURANCE’ TO THE VETRAN ARTISTS
The trust had offered health insurance to veteran artists e.g. Sri Gour Raut – Vocalist – disciple of Pdt. Jamini Ganguly, Sri Anuj Mukherjee – Tabla player, disciple of Pdt. Swapan Shiva & Sri Haripada Gharani – Vocalist during the Annual event on 3rd August, 2019 at ICCR Kolkata. M/s GIBL & St/ Laetitia’s School were kind enough to be the sponsor for this noble cause.
SCHOLARSHIPS TO DIFFERENTLY-ABLED & FINANCIALLY WEAK STUDENTS OF PERFORMING ARTS
The trust is continuing it’s one of the most challenging objectives of supporting differently abled students & children– last year students from various fields of performing arts were offered monthly scholarships : Smt. Sreya Halder – dance student of Premier Academy of Culture, Smt. Sulekha Mondal – vocalist from Rajya Sangeet Academy (West Bengal) , Sri Akash Burman, student of Govt College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, Sri Sohan Jana & Smt. Tanushree Biswas – vocal students of ‘The Lighthouse for the Blind’.
FELICITATING THE ELDERLY ARTISTS & OFFERING ‘LIFETIME AWARD
The trust had felicitated Padmashree Neemai Ghosh – the master photographer, who had worked with Satyajit Ray during the last annual concert.
ARRANGING ‘TALENT SEARCH COMPETITIONS’
The trust had organised ‘Sit & Draw Competition’ to find out the talents & supported them with financial rewards.
ORGANISING ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY’
This year, the trust had celebrated ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY’ at ‘NAVANIR OLD AGE HOME- BANSDRONI, KOLKATA’– an Old age home for the ladies on 8th March. Young & talented musicians performed on this occasion. Trust had handed over ‘SPECIAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CARDS’ to all the 65 inmates of this old age home – this card will enable the member to avail medical facilities at a discounted rate throughout their lifetime Whole day was spent with the mothers & grandmothers of the home.
SUPPORTING DIFFERENTLY-ABLED CHILDREN & MUSIC STUDENTS:
The trust had tied up with ‘Ruby General Hospital’ & arranged for ‘SPECIAL HEALTH CARDS’ to the students of ‘ANWESHA – THE QUEST’. We had handed over the special health cards to 43 students, which will enable them & their family to avail medical facilities a cheaper rate.
DISTRIBUTING CLOTHES & MEDICINES TO THE ‘NATURAL CALAMITY AFFECTED CITIZENS’
The trust collected clothes & medicines and helped the homeless people, who got severely affected by cyclone in the areas of 24 Parganas (South) , Midnapore of West Bengal.
ORGANISING WORKSHOP ON ‘PERFORMING ARTS’ & MANAGEMENT SKILLS
The trust is organising workshops on various arena of ‘performing arts’. The first workshop will be mentored by Tabla maestro Pandit Subhankar Banerjee. This will be followed by workshops on : Vocal ( Hindustani classical ), Rabindra Sangeet , Nazrul Geeti, Dance ( Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Odisi ) , Still photography, Pencil Sketching, painting etc.
We will be also arranging workshops various management skills: Sales & marketing, digital marketing, presentation, communication etc.
We are already working with various institutions to present various awareness events.
PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR ‘LIFE THREATENING DIESEASES’
We had financially aided a NGO called ‘MUSICAL GROUP CANCER TRUST’, Mumbai to support the victims of deadly disease cancer.
DISTRIBUTING FOOD PACKETS TO THE ‘COVID-19 LOCK DOWN AFFECTED CITIZENS’
The trust handed over food packets to the people, who got severely affected by ‘Lockdown due to COVID-19’. We also handed over cheques to ‘Bharat Sevashram Sangha’ & Govt. of West Bengal as a token of our concern for the downtrodden.
FELICITATING THE GURUS
The trust had felicitated two maestros – Pandit Sugoto Nag (Sitarist) & Pandit Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla) during the annual concert for their contribution in the field of ‘Indian Classical Music’.
PROMOTING ‘GREENER ENVIRONMENT’
The trust had taken various initiatives to promote & propagate for ‘Greener environment’ – instead of felicitating the performing artists, gurus & veteran artists with flower bouquet; we had handed over a sapling to each of them. We were supported by “Indian Life Saving Society” in this activity.