IIM Bangalore celebrates 75 years of Independence with ‘Desh Raag’, a classical music concert, dialogues on India’s Pioneering Past & Bright Future and more

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IIM Bangalore has announced several special programs and activities to mark ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – 75 years of Independence.

The celebrations will commence on 14th August 2022 at 7.30 am with an Independence Run on campus with students, faculty, alumni, campus residents and staff. Participants can choose from any of the three time slots for the run – 7:30 am to 8:30 am, 9:30 am to 10:30 am, and 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

At 6.30 pm on 14th August, IIMB will host Desh Raag — a classical music concert by IIMB alumna and vocalist Manasi Prasad who is the Director of the Indian Music Experience Museum, and her group, at the IIMB auditorium. The concert features eminent musicians in a Carnatic-Hindustani jugalbandi, including Prakash Sontakke (Hindustani slide guitar), Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth (violin), Anoor Vinod Shyam (mridangam), and Adarsh Shenoy (tabla).  Desh Raag is a celebration of India’s rich and vibrant music traditions. Among the featured compositions are a rendition of Raag Mohan Kauns (a creation of Pt. Ravi Shankar in memory of Mahatma Gandhi), and Raga Desh, which unites the country.

On 15th August, a few special events will take place in front of the Main Building of the campus, starting from 9.45 am, which includes flag-hoisting and address by the IIMB Director, Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan; singing of the National Anthem; patriotic songs by students; announcement of Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the fields of Social Service and Environment Protection (‘Act Beyond the Call of Duty’); music performance by the Staff Recreation Club; Nukkad Natak by students; dance performance by Taal – the dance club of IIMB, and more.

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