Shishyas of Kala Dalan
KalaDalan is its ambitious and praoactive step in that direction.
The garden of human skilled activity of the institution has started bearing fruits. One such prodigy is Kumari Janhavi Mane from Rahimatpur, who shines as a beacon of hope and inspiration to rural children. A multitalented child, she studies in standard XI and sharpens her skills at the Trust’s vintage auditorium, housed in Ram Temple, which houses KalaDalan.
Janhavi Mane is adept at one-act play, web series, advertising and Bharatnatyam. It is not just the intellectual artforms that she has grown profound in, but also martial arts. She is Black belt in Taekwondo, winning 7 silver medals at state level and one National level Gold!
Her mother Madhumati Mane is the coordinator of cultural activities of the Trust and KalaDalan. She was a disciple of Late Madhavrao Shende, who had the vision of imparting top quality classical and art education to non urban areas.
The rise of Janhavi Mane is a living tribute to the late son of Rahimatpur who dedicated his life to the service of classical music and artforms.
It is the hidden gems in rural areas that we wish to hone, polish and showcase to the world. All ambitious and willing children are welcome to be a part of the journey and rise above their circumstances and limited opportunities under KalaDalan – the courtyard of Music and Arts.
For Enquiries, Contact: Ms Madhumati Mane – +91 8208922442
Kum Janhavi Mane
Ms Amruta Ovhal
She is also an excellent Tabla artist, which she learnt at Satara and Pune.
``Honorable Guruji Madhavrao was an elderly person when I started coaching under him. But, as soon as classes began, he would transform and become a child himself. He taught us in our language and at the level we young kids would understand. That made learning fun and easy``, she recollects.
She has performed at Choudeshwari Sangeet Mahotsav in 2017.
Starting as a volunteer, she evolved into Coordinator for Kala Dalan Institute.
She learnt Bharatnatyam, Singing, Rhythm and resource management under Shri Madhavrao Shende and is one of the eldest disciple of him.
She coordinates all actvities, students and teachers at Kala Dalan.
With her zeal and enthusiasm, she is working towards promotion of classical music and arts in rural areas.
Here she is seen in yellow in Bharatnatyam stance.
Mrs Madhumati Mane
Shri Prakash Dnyaneshwar Bhandare
Shri Bhandare started learning music right from the first Swar or note ``Sa`` at the age of 15 from Shri Shende, who he fondly addressed as Guruji.
He started his music education with Tabla, but found his calling in Flute, requesting Shri Shende to teach him the instrument.
Guruji then started teaching him Ragas, starting with Sarang. Being a resident of rural town, Shri Shende taught him abhang as well as Bhajan, alongwith traditional Raagdhari.
Under the able guidance of Shri Shende, Prakash Bhandare mastered a rare rendition of singing and playing instrument for Bhajan, based of Ragas.
He performs at Choundeshwari Sangeet Mahotsav, held in the memory of Shri Madhavrao Shende. At age 82, he plays Tabla, Flute and sings Bhajans based on ragas. He is well known in the Satara region.