“Rhythm Dhaker Ladai 2014”
State Bank Park Sarbojanin Durgotsav, Thakurpukur Panchanantala emerges as the winner
The battle of the Dhakis concluded its 11th year celebration with much fanfare
– State Bank Park Sarbojanin Durgostav, Thakurpukur Panchanantala, Suruchi Sangha and Barisha Club were declared as Rhythm Prothom, Dwitio and Tritio respectively
– Rhythm Amber Badak Srestha — Dhaki Kalipada Das from Suruchi Sangha
Kolkata, October 7, 2014: ‘Rhythm Dhaker Ladai 2014’, the battle of Dhakis organized by Cycle Pure Agarbathies concluded its 11th year celebration with much fanfare. State Bank Park Sarbojanin Durgostav, Thakurpukur Panchanantala emerged winner of “Rhythm Dhaker Ladai 2014”, while Suruchi Sangha and Barisha Club were adjudged the runners up. Rhythm Dhaker Ladai also recognizes the best individual performers and this year, dhaki Kalipada Das from Suruchi Sangha was awarded the ‘Badak Srestha’ title while Animesh Bayen from Barisha Club was named the ‘Sera Sangat’.
18 Puja pandals were selected out of 45 pandals for the semifinal round by the judges’ panel on the day of Shasthi. In the semifinal round, on Saptamee three judging units comprising eminent personalities like Shri Nondon Bagchi, Smt. Manashi Mukherjee & Smt. Chandrabali Rudra Dutta visited the nominated pandals to select the best six performing Dhaki groups for the Mega Final.
Among the finalists were State Bank Park Sarbojanin Durgotsav, Thakurpukur Panchanantala; Suruchi Sangha; Barisha Club; Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha; Sanghathirtha & Tridhara Akalbodhan.
The Final was held on the auspicious day of Maha Astamee on 2nd October, 2014. The final judging panel included renowned Indian classical singer, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Tabla Maestro, Pt. Mallar Ghosh and Tabla Maestro, Subhen Chatterjee, who visited the six finalist pandals all day through and adjudged State Bank Park Sarbojanin Durgostav, Thakurpukur Panchanantala as the winner of “Rhythm Dhaker Ladai 2014”.
Result of “Rhythm Dhaker Ladai 2014”:
|Rhythm Prothom||State Bank Park Sarbojanio Durgostav|
|Rhythm Dwitio||Suruchi Sangha|
|Rhythm Tritio||Barisha Club|
|Rhythm Special||Tridhara Akalbodhan, Sanghatirtha, & Dumdum Park Tarun Sangha Puja Committee|
|Rhythm Amber Badak Srestha||Dhaki Kalipada Das from Suruchi Sangha|
|Rhythm Orient Sera Sangat||Animesh Bayen from Barisha Club|
The names of the winners were declared on Maha Navami. Apart from the ‘Rhythm Dhaker Ladai’ Trophies for the Dhakis & Puja Committees, the winners were also presented with cash prizes.
“Rhythm Dhaker Ladai has already made its presence felt beyond the boundary of city of joy. With the vision to encourage ‘Dhak’ as an original, performing art form of Bengal, Cycle Pure Agarbathies, through its popular sub brand Rhythm conceptualized this unique competition some ten years back. With so much enthusiasm from the puja committees, we wish to carry on this unique competition many more years to come”, commented Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Partner, Cycle Pure Agarbathies.
The NR Group:
The NR Group, a business conglomerate headquartered in the quiet city of Mysore and founded in 1948, was the fulfillment of Sri N Ranga Rao’s dream of pioneering a new concept in manufacturing agarbathies (incense sticks) — in-house creation of fragrance. Makers of the well-known ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ the Group has forayed into other allied business activities: Perfumes and Electronics manufacturing services. It also runs several social initiatives some of them being Ranga Rao Memorial School for the Blind and ‘Cycle’ scholarship program
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