26 Dec 2023

Gwalior: Tabla Diwas will be celebrated on Dec 25 in honour of musicians; “Taal Darbar” set on tune of Vande Mataram creates world record

In the heart of Gwalior, the city resonating with the musical legacy of the legendary Tansen, "Taal Darbar" harmonized with the iconic national tune of Vande Mataram. In the UNESCO-designated music city, over 1300 music enthusiasts etched the trinity of history, culture, and music of the state into the annals of the Guinness Book of World Records.

A historic tableau unfolded as Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, amidst the melodies, received the certificate from the Guinness World Records organization. Dr. Mohan Yadav declared the 25th of December as Tabla Day to commemorate this achievement and honor all musicians. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Assembly Speaker Narendra Singh Tomar graced the occasion.

I am blessed to witness the musical prowess of all of you: CM

Expressing his gratitude, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav remarked, "I am blessed to witness the musical prowess of all of you." A group photo featuring all the Tabla practitioners alongside Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav was captured, immortalizing the moment.

Principal Secretary Sheo Shekhar Shukla highlighted the uniqueness of the event, with a diverse court of Tabla players, spanning from four-year-olds to seasoned practitioners, showcasing three generations playing Tabla simultaneously. Tansen's city danced to the rhythmic beats, transforming the land into a musical spectacle.

The melodious notes emanating from the Tablas paid a heartfelt musical tribute to the motherland, resonating from the heart of the country. Sheo Shekhar Shukla extended congratulations to all music gurus and students who witnessed this historic moment.

Students from all 123 colleges participated in the World Records event

Former and present students from all 123 colleges affiliated with Raja Mansingh Tomar Music and Arts University, Gwalior, participated in the Guinness Book of World Records event. They played Tabla in a harmonious ceremony alongside musicians Hitendra Dixit, Manoj Patidar, and Salim Ullah from Indore.

Gwalior, the cradle of music, witnessed the Tansen ceremony, where the beats of Tablas added romance to the Tal Darbar. Officials from the Department of Culture and Tourism, Archaeological Survey of India, District Administration, and a multitude of music enthusiasts bore witness to this unforgettable moment.

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