The 2 days Music, Arts and Poetry Festival ends on a happy note witnessing a huge participation from college students, government officials, corporate, artists, Bollywood personalities and people in and around Navi Mumbai. The festival was celebrated on 22nd and 23rd July which was organised by Event Eyes Communications in association with Terna College. The event was formally inaugurated by Sudhakar Sonawane, Navi Mumbai Mayor, Anup Jalota, Veteran Singer & Composer, Alankrit Rathod, Producer of AR Creations and AK Mishra, CEO, Event Eyes Communications.
“We (NMMC) are glad to have such festival in Navi Mumbai and are happy to associate with this. Festival like this provides an opportunity for the citizens to break from the mundane routine and unearth their hidden talent. It also helps to channelize their energy creatively” said Sudhakar Sonawane in his inaugural speech.
Padma Shri awardee Anup Jalota expressed his happiness on the occasion latter in his public conversation based on topic ‘Music that Matters” with Neha Jha, curator of the event. The Vetran singer who hails from the Sham Chowrasi Gharana of Punjab also highlighted how various evergreen composition and music from Bollywood and Hindi Bhajans have better recall and therapeutic values too even now, which sharing some of the musical experiences.
The opening day witnessed a heart to heart sharing on “Short films – Long Impact” which saw Mohinder Pratap Singh, a noted scriptwriter and Director who co-authored ‘M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story and Navjyot Gulati maker of well known short films with social messages like ‘’; they shared their struggle in personal lives and how they made it big. The duo highlighted the importance of reading literature, creating original content and learning from mistakes, while continuing to experiment with latest technologies which have made short films making an earlier option compared to the early times.
The screening of ‘Ghumaakad’ in the presence of star cast along with a trailer on H2SO4 was also seen apart from Fusion Music, Mono Act and Dance by the students of Terna College. Inkstation Poetry session included soulful and melodious renditions by young poets from various walk of life, like Abhishek Gupta, Rajeev Kumar, Pratyancha Patodakar, Devroop Sharma, Sakshi Kamble, Ashawani and Harshit Anurag which too received huge applause from the appreciative audience. ‘Paint your Heart’ by Swaroop Biswas with city based artist Ritu Dua was the other highlight of the event. On Day 1, Anup Jalota, Veteran Singer was felicitated with MAP Music Master Award, Alankrit Rathod, Producer AR Creations, a sister concern of Infratech was felicitated with Best Land Banker of Mumbai for Infratech and Sudhakar Sonawane, Mayor of the city was given a Vote of Thanks Memento.
On the concluding day, the event commenced with Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Theatre competitions which were meant for Terna College students follow by Worldplay RAP from Sudeep Pagedar, Searching life in Poetry by Rakesh Tiwari and some powerful words by Smeetha Bhoumik, Smita Sahay, Ramneek Singh, Faizan Faiz, Swati and Neha V Jha. Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai in conversation with Swati spoke on topic ‘You are a leader’. Kartik Sharma performed on Earth Music which also received huge appreciation by the audience.
MAP Awards was a special highlight of the Show on day 2, wherein Sushant Divgikar was awarded MAP Revolutionary Award, Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai was awarded MAP Bestseller Author Award, Rouble Nagi was awarded MAP Noble Artist Award, Rakesh Tiwari was awarded MAP Visionary Award followed by felicitating Terna College students who won the competitions.
Neha V Jha, Curator- MAP Festival was of the view that Music, Art and Poetry are the best ways of expression and communication. The objective of MAP 2017 was to give its audience two days of escape from the hustle-bustle of the city’s life and we are proud to say that we were successful in doing so. The event recorded footfalls of more than 800 people and we are planning to bring it in a bigger way next year. This is going to be an annual affair.