Mumbai, 12th May 2017: Hon. Smt. Lata Mangeshkar announced the opening of India’s biggest and one of its kinds Gurukul “Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy” in Mumbai. The Gurukul is located in Pune and Smt. Lata Mageshkar is the chairman of the Gurukul.
The intention of this Gurukul is to provide a platform for aspiring classical musicians from across the country to learn the traditional form of Indian music from the best of guru’s. Pt. Dr. N Rajam, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Pta. Shama Bhate, Pt. Yogesh Samsi and Pta. Devaki Pandit. Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad realised that in our country it is a very difficult task for an aspiring musician to excel and get the right training and knowledge to scale different heights in the Indian Classical Music Field. Many a times a great talent goes unnoticed due to lack of training facilities and inability to financially bear the cost of obtaining professional training. Taking into consideration the above mentioned difficulties any student in “Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy” will not have to bear any fees. The students will be provided with residence and mess facilities, however residential and mess charges will have to be borne by the students.
Bharat Ratna Smt Lata Mangeshkar says, I am glad that Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy has adopted the Gurukul system of imparting education in Classical Music. The venerated Guru Shishya Parampara has been the pride of Indian culture for centuries and has been instrumental in producing some of the finest artistes in Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance and many other forms of the country. The talented and dedicated Gurus of the Foundation will strive hard to ensure that the Shishyas imbibe the best values and traditions and bring glory not only to themselves, but to the country as well.
Dr Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder of MIT Institutes says, “For us, our culture is our main priority. We want to enrich it to the next level. Through the Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy, we aim to revive and promote the ancient Indian culture and values along with encouraging a vast pool of talent to find its expression through music.”
India’s biggest and one of its kind Indian Classical music institute “Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy” is the vision of Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, founder of MIT Institutes. The academy conceptualizes the traditional Indian learning culture of ‘Guru and Disciples’. Offering state of the art facilities along with the supervision and guidance of renowned Guru’s in the field of classical music, The Gurukul is built over a vast area of 70,000 sq feet which provides ample space for students interested in learning the traditional Indian art form of Music. The entire construction is a visual treat and has a soul of classical music imbibed in it. The domes and huts, built along the beautifully flowing Mula Mutha river, adds the desired serenity to the environment, making it a perfect destination for reviving ‘guru-shishya’ parampara