Hindu Mahila Sabha organizes musical concert on the occasion of International Women’s Day

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Pune, March 6, 2020: To celebrate the International Women’s Day, the Hindu Mahila Sabha organized a unique open concert of music, songs and dances called ‘Aamhi Maay-Leki’ at S.M. Joshi Auditorium today. To mark the occasion, the organization invited three pairs of mother-daughter artists who together have achieved feat in their respective professions for a discussion and to share their experiences.

The veteran artists included renowned vocalist, Anuradha Marathe and her daughter Anjali Marathe, famous Bharatnatyam dancer, Dr. Sucheta Bhide Chapekar and her daughter Arundhati Patwardhan and make-up artist, Shilpa Bapat and her daughter Sanika Bapat who shared their experiences in their respective professions with veteran theatre artist, Shubhangi Damle. Supriya Damle, President of Hindu Mahila Sabha along with Urmila and Sagar Paskanti of Kalakshetram Sarees and Monika Palande from Silk and Satin Beauty Parlour were present at the program.

The artists shared their life’s journey with the audience and how they had received support from their families to pursue their careers. The show began with the performance of Arundhati Patwardhan who presented a dance accompanied by Anjali Marathe on vocals.

Speaking about her experience, Dr. Sucheta said, “As I wanted me to pursue a career in dancing, I received encouragement from my father and later from my husband and father.”

Arundhati Patwardhan said, “My mother is very ideated and thinks of newer ways to do things. Through her art, she can merge creativity with tradition.”

Anuradha Marathe said, “I started singing at a young age but I learned the most of it after marriage at my in-laws home. I always wanted to balance my home as well as my career and I received utmost support from my husband’s family.

Shilpa Bapat and her daughter Sanika shared their experiences and also gave a live make-up demo on stage.

The program ended with a dance performance of Dr. Sucheta Bhide Chapekar who was accompanied by her daughter Anuradha Marathe on vocals.