Context : India is celebrating 75th years of India’s freedom as Ajadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. During this auspicious occasion our cultural heritage is being exhibited through various activities related to performing art . India’s great performing artists are performing on this occasion .
What is parampara Series :
Paramapara series is national festival of Indian classical music and dance held every year in Hyderabad (Telangana).
Parampara means Tradition. The objective of this series is to promote Indian classical dance and music specially Kuchipudi dance
The another name of this festival is Andhiri/Andhri
It is organised by Padm Bhusan Raja Reddy and Radha Reddy “ s classical dance institute with the collaboration of Natya Tarangini (An institute founded by Drs Raja Reddy in Delhi during 1976 . This is also dedicated to teaching the basics of classical Hindustani dance. Its sole aim is to uphold Indian Culture, Traditions and Heritage.)
Significance of Parampara Series
Now days these types of the organisations are only tools to preserve na promote our Indian culture
Through our culture heritage and tradition , our national sentiments would be strong and we feel proud over our ancient culture
This is the single platform to connect people bringing all artistes and art lovers together in the capital of India
This institute had performed on various cultural occasion in India as well as abroad
Natya Tarangini repertory toured the USA, Singapore, Europe, Malaysia and Kuwait.
Pt Madhup Mudgal
Dr Thiruvaarur Bhakthavathsalam
Pt Yogesh Samsi
Pt Sanjeev Abhyankar
Dr Raja and Dr Radha Reddy will also be present during this festival
What is Kuchipudi
It is the one for of the Indian classical dance and it originated from the place of Kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh .
It originated from the ancient Indian dance tradition described in the Brat muni’s text natya Shastra
In this tradition of the dance , artists perform dance on traditional tales .
Significance of cultural Heritage
Culture makes us human . This is the culture which differentiate between human and cattle
Cultural heritage provides us the sense of unity, sense of nationalism and a sense of recognition
Cultural Heritage is the tool through which we transfer our values to the next generation .
Cultural heritage is the source of life and inspiration.
If we lose our culture, we will lose our identity and identity less human and society can never progress and it would be subjugated by others always
Culture is not merely a concept regarding our values, food habits and dressing , it is a tool which provides us recognition through which we feel pride . The organisations like Parampara series are not merely for entertainment but through these programmes we would enrich and preserve our cultural heritage. Apart from the government’s efforts , these private institutions like Natya tarangini are playing an important role to promote Indian culture and Heritage . Government should encourage these types of activities on a broader scale because for national unity, culture is the most important tool .
Significance of this article in UPSC
At mains level – “What is the cultural Heritage . Discuss the ways through which our cultural heritage is being enriched. Also Substantiate your answer with suitable examples