The city of joy flooded in a spirit of patriotic fervor with songs from across the states

Surupa Chatterjee

The City of Joy, the cultural capital of India saw the celebration of the eastern regional level National Group song Competition NGSC programme at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad on 17th November  with the august presence of several dignitaries including the graceful presence of Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, the honorable Governor of West Bengal. This year participants came from West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, North Bihar, South Bihar, Magadh Bihar and Koshi Bihar.

National Group song Competition (NGSC) of patriotic songs is one of the major event of BVP under Sanskar Projects which was started in 1967 which had the privilege of being graced by several former presidents like like Dr. Zakir Hussain, Gyani Zail Singh, Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy and also  Shri Ram Nath Govind .Every year over 5 lakh students from about 50,000 schools participate in this programme at the branch level. The competitions are held for boys and girls from class VI to XII at Branch, Prant, Region and All India levels.

Our Mission is to organize the elite, intellectuals and the well-to-do citizens and to motivate them to serve underprivileged, disabled, illiterate and ignorant brethren not as an act of charity but in the true spirit of our cultural tradition of service as duty and commitment.” Dr Reeta Bhattacharya, National Secretary, East. Our Vision is development and growth of Bharat, in all fields of human endeavor – cultural, social, academic, moral, national and spiritual culminating in Swasth-Samarth-Sanskarit Bharat i.e. physically, economically and morally strong India, she added.

Nandalal Singhania, Chair man, Programme expressed, “ Though we have less workers here, we have tried to look after the needs of the students and ensured they go back happy. Also the wise words of our honourable Governor is worty of emulation  and the students should follow them.”

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