Report by Amritbir Kaur
Ishmeet Singh Music Institute has been functioning in Ludhiana since it was inaugurated on 13 November, 2011. The institute was established by Punjab Government as a tribute to the memory of Ishmeet Singh, a promising singer of Star Voice of India fame, who had an untimely exit from this world at a tender age of 19. The institute has been working towards the aim of promoting the musical culture of the country under the able guidance of the Director, Dr. Charan Kamal Singh. The institute has many great talents from the field of music as the nominated members in the Governing Body: Bhai Baldeep Singh, Chairman, Anad Foundation, New Delhi; Pr Sukhwant Singh, Jawaddi Taksal; Prof Kartar Singh, Ludhiana; Prof Paramjot Singh, Swar Smund, Mullanpur. Ishmeet Singh Music Institute has the privilege of enjoying the able guidance and mentorship of Dr. Ranjodh Singh, who has been one of the convenors of the institute.
The institute added another feather to its cap by celebrating ‘ An evening with Raag Yaman’ – a classical recital live show by renowned vocalist Smt. Anjana Nath from Kolkata. Anjana Nath, a disciple of Pt. Ajay Chakraborty, was elated to be a part of the programme. Ustaad R.L. Deepak, a renowned exponene of Patiala Gharana and a disciple of Bare Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib, was present to grace the occasion as the guest of honour. Here are a few glimpses of the event: