Conference on Bhojpuri culture organized as part of the “Gamak” series


As part of the Gamak series, a lecture on the extinction of Bhojpuri culture. The conference took place on Saturday and was broadcast on the Madhya Pradesh State Tribal Museum YouTube channel.

The event was organized by Bhojpuri Sahitya Akademi and was chaired by Manoranjan Ojha and the presentation of Launda Naach by Bhikhari Thakur by Kumar Uday.

Beginning of the presentation of Bhojpuri folk singer and music director Manoranjan Ojha, in a focused statement on the characteristics of some folk dances that are disappearing from Bhojpuri culture, he discussed the characteristics of the Launda, Chauhat and Netua dance styles, their origin, their stage performance, the way of life of the dancers, the clothes, He shared his thoughts in detail on the form-decoration and the tradition, etc.

Manoranjan Ojha has given his musical performances in many national and international forums, he wrote 187 often missing folk songs for Akashvani and conducted songs and music for the programs of All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Ojha works as a music composer at All India Radio, Patna. Has participated as a judge member in many competitions at national level. Manoranjan Ojha is the recipient of the Vindhyavasini Devi Senior Award in Folk Singing from the Department of Arts, Culture and Youth of Bihar and was awarded the Gold Medal from the Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990.

The second presentation was made by Kumar Uday and the associates of Launda Naach by Bhikhari Thakur.

Band-baja is often held in weddings in Bihar. To entertain people on this moving train, a boy dressed as a girl is dancing while having fun to the sound of the musical instrument. At the same time, people are also starting to dance with him. The popularity of the dance can be assessed by whether it is a puja recitation or the occasion of a wedding or the time of receiving people from the groom’s side, this dance is performed everywhere with a orchestra.

Kumar Uday has been active at the Patna Theater for fifteen years, he has participated as an actor in plays presented by nationally renowned theatrical institutions. He represented Bihar in ‘Bihar Gaurav Anthem’ organized in Mauritius.

Kumar Uday received Bhikhari Thakur Samman, tourism award, gold medal in Tarang Mahotsav by the then president and in 2008 by the then Mauritian prime minister. He has made presentations in many national and international forums.


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