Pune, 15 Aug, 2020: MIT Arts, Design & Technology University, and a team of 15 calligraphers from across the country under the guidance of Achyut Palav, a well-known calligrapher paid a calligraphic tribute to India by writing each line of “Jana Gana Mana”, the National Anthem in 15 different Indian scripts. Not only this, 15 vocalists from MIT VishwaShanti sangeet Kala academy also lent their voices to the national anthem. The video of the national anthem will be released on 14 August 2020 on MIT ADTU Digital platform.
The calligraphers have embellished the National Anthem in Devanagari, Odia, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Gurumukhi, Modi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Assamese, Maithili and Siddham scripts.
The music composition for the calligraphic National Anthem was done by Adinath Mangeshkar, who is also secretary of MIT VIshwashanti Sangit Kala Academy (VSKA). Students of VSKA and other members of the college lend their voices.
Akshar Bharat video was launched by Mangesh Karad, Executive President of MIT ADTU, and Jyoti Karad-Dhakne, Executive Director, MIT VSKA on August 14 on MIT ADT University’s digital platform Facebook and Instagram. Adinath Mangeshkar, Secretary, MIT Vishwashanthi Sangeet Kala Academy, Dr. Milind Dhoble, prof Tushar Pankhe, prof Suraj Bhoyar were also present.
Palav said, “We all perceive our country differently. However, as a calligrapher, I see scripts and sounds all around me.” Despite the ongoing lockdown, calligraphers from across the country participated enthusiastically.