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Hon. CM Smt. Anandiben Patel Inaugurates Tana-Riri Music Festival at Vadnagar

Smt. Anandiben Patel was gleaming with pride and joy while handing over the prize money of Rs. 5 lakhs and the TanaRiri award to Dr. Prabha Atre, in the memory of Vadnagar’s legendary classical musician sisters Tana and Riri. The CM Smt. Anandiben Patel reminded the audience about the importance of Vadnagar in the history of India. She also said that if daughters are educated, there is nothing they cannot accomplish; much like the legendary sisters Tana and Riri who provided soothe to Tansen with their unmistakeable melody of the Raag Malhar.

The CM Smt. Patel took this opportunity to appeal to the MLAs to adopt one village in their constituency and provide necessary infrastructural facilities to make it an ‘Adarsh Gram’. She also expressed that District and Taluka Panchayat members and municipal councillors too may adopt villages, ward or even street in similar way. She told the audience to abide by the requests of Prime Minister Modi to help bring the country higher in the global radar. She explained that unless and until the youth of Gujarat join the many multinationals that come to their towns, the economic structure of the country will not reach its true potential.

Smt. Anandiben Patel welcomed and felicitated Dr. Tejal Pathak for her sheer talent and skill at sharing the art of music. Hon. CM also felicitated Dr. Janaki Mithaiwala for her tireless work at teaching classical music. Sandeep Joshi from Saptak Group was also felicitated for their commendable work in the field of music at a global level.

Smt. Anandiben Patel welcomed the many patrons of music attending the function with utmost respect, showing the stature of music in her heart.

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