Highly Acclaimed Violinist Pandit Dr. L Subramaniam Performs a Traditional Indian Concert at Sri Chinmoy Centre , New York

Dr. L. Subramaniam performs at the Sri Chinmoy Tribute Concert to India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence, held on August 28th. The renowned Indian classical violinist is accompanied by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, award winning tabla player, and Mahesh Krishnamurthy on mridangam.
At the Sri Chinmoy Aspiration-Ground Temple Gardens in Queens, New York,an international choir led by British musician Sahadeva Torpy performs his
arrangement of songs composed by Sri Chinmoy to celebrate the 75th Anniversary ofIndia’s Independence, including the famed Indian independence cry, Vande Mataram!
Mr Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in NY, Ms. Ranjana Ghose, and guest Mrs. Nilanjana Kaviraj in front of paintings by Sri Chinmoy.

QUEENS,  NY(TIP): India’s foremost virtuoso violinist and composer, Dr. L. Subramaniam, dazzled a capacity audience in a performance by invitation only assembled at the Sri Chinmoy Centre’s beatific gardens in Queens, New York last night as he performed most beautiful traditional ragas. The Indian Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal offered a thought-provoking introduction to the programme, surrounded by elaborate decorations highlighting the Sri Chinmoy Centre’s dedication to India’s 75th year of Independence. The programme was hosted by the Sri Chinmoy Centre. As a prelude to Dr. Subramaniam’s stellar performance, an international choir of 35 singers performed under the direction of British musician Sahadeva Torpy.  The arrangements were of several of Sri Chinmoy’s compositions devoted to the revered and respected freedom-fighters of India’s past. The pieces included “Vande Mataram, Mother I Bow to Thee”, “Bharat Mata” and a Krishna bhajan. The spectacular event welcomed friends of the Sri Chinmoy Centre as well as invited guests and was introduced by Ms. Ranjana Ghose, President of the Board of Directors of the Sri Chinmoy Centre and a long-time friend of Dr. L. Subramaniam and Smt. Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam. .

The beautiful venue of the Aspiration-Ground Temple Gardens was exquisitely decorated in tribute to Mother India. During his lifetime (1931-2007), Sri Chinmoy had always observed the August 15th anniversary of Mother India’s independence in some significant way. In 1997, Sri Chinmoy had performed 50 peace concerts in various places around the world honoring Mother India. As well, he had written books of poetry in dedication to India and painted paintings dedicated to the soul of India. About his beloved Mother India, Sri Chinmoy had written:

“The sons and daughters of India are arising again
With incantation-fire.
The deep and sonorous notes are being played
To invoke Mother India.
To India the world shall offer its salutation.
Once again India’s Victory shall be proclaimed.
We are the soldiers of light
And the worshippers of the Fire-God.
Away we shall chase world-fear.
India, India, in this great land of Mother India,
Before long the Peace of the Beyond shall reign supreme.
Falsehood and emptiness forever shall end.
Beauty’s light and delight shall blossom, grow and sport
In the love of India’s heart.”
( Sri Chinmoy, India, My India, Mother India’s Summit-Prides, Agni Press, 1997)

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