Mumbai: The University of Mumbai will open the Bharat Ratna Rata Dinanath Mangeshkar International College of Music and Museum with its first six accredited courses on 28 September, the 93rd birth anniversary of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died on 6 February. is scheduled to open.
The decision was made at a cabinet meeting presided over by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday. “If the cabinet makes a decision, it will happen,” a university official told the Free Press Journal.
In August of this year, the state government handed over 7,000 square meters of land owned by the Library Department in the Karina Campus of the University of Mumbai to the College of Music. As a temporary measure, Shinde said it will function from the PL Deshpande Academy until the university gets its own building. Ironically, some officials at the University of Mumbai were not involved in these updates regarding Ratadhinanath his Mangeshkar International College of Music.
A one-year certification course in Hindustani classical music, Indian flute, tabla, sitar, harmonium/keyboard and sound engineering will be launched for 150 students.
Lata Mangeshkar wished to start such a music college in memory of her father, Master Dinanath Mangeshkar, and Aditya Thackeray, a former minister of the former Maha Vikas Agadi government, proposed a plan that she liked. shown in
After her death, former Prime Minister Uddab Thackeray announced that he would establish a world-class music college in memory of “Rata Didi”, for whom she was known during her lifetime.
Subsequently, the government set up a 14-member expert advisory board to the university course, including chairman Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Adinath Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar, Mayuresh Pai, Zakir Hussain, AR Rahman, and others.
Firstly, teaching positions are salary-based, clerical/typist jobs are filled on an external basis, and machinery, equipment, and other requirements are all purchased at a cost of around NOK 1.75 per month. This fulfills the state government’s promise to start a music college this year in memory of Lata Mangeshkar.
(with input from IANS)
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