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Classical music aficionados turned up at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre to listen to a sarod recital by Chandrima Roy Majumdar and a vocal recital by the Khalifa of the Delhi gharana, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan. The combination of young and old on the stage — freshness and experience from two ends of the spectrum — was indeed worth braving the Christmas-eve chill in the city.

The evening, titled Sur-Sarod, was organized by Yogdan (Young Old Generations’ Deeds of Altruistic Nature), a registered society in the capital that works in the field of health, education and rural development. Rajiv Pant, honorary secretary of the society, said, ” Through this kind of an event showcasing Indian classical music, we promote young artistes by providing them with a platform to perform with senior artistes and through our annual brochure, we collect funds to run our charitable works.”

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