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‘Ancient musical instruments, from ‘Ravanahatha’ to ‘Rudraveena,’ gracing G20 special dinner

September 9, 2023 4:13 PM IST

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The special dinner for G20 leaders, being hosted by President Draupadi Murmu on Saturday evening, will be graced by a musical performance featuring ancient classical instruments like the ‘Ravanahatha’ and ‘Rudra Veena,’ among others.

Taking place at the Bharat Mandapam venue of the G20 Leaders Summit in the national capital, this ceremonial dinner aims to celebrate India’s rich musical heritage, which encompasses a blend of classical and contemporary musical styles. The performance titled ‘Bharat Vadya Darshanam’—translated as the ‘Musical Journey of India’—will be presented by the ‘Gaandharva Aaradhyam’ group during President Murmu’s hosted dinner.

This 18th G20 Leaders Summit has convened leaders from the world’s 20 major economies.

“The three-hour-long performance at the G20 special dinner during the special dinner will see ancient musical instruments like “Ravanahatha” to “Rudra Veena,” as well as the tabla and piano being played,” Minister of State Meenakashi Lekhi said in a statement.
“We have the legacy of Hindustand Carnatic music Specially abled artists will also perform at the dinner hosted by President Murmu. This would be a very proud moment for all of us,” Lekhi added.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally greeted global leaders and heads of state at the venue, extending handshakes and warm embraces. Prime Minister Modi expressed his confidence that this assembly of world leaders will forge a new path toward human-centric and inclusive development.

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