Raipur : Chakradhar Samaroh showcases Chhattisgarhi culture through local performances
Chhattisgarhi culture was showcased at this year’s Chakradhar Samaroh, organized by the Culture Department in Raigarh. Local school students contributed to the cultural ambience of the event. During the ceremony, students presented captivating performances of the local culture of Chhattisgarh through dance. The performances included various local cultural dances, such as Raut Nacha, Sua, Dadriya, and Karma, as well as cultural dances from other states in the country, such as Odisha, Gujarat, and Assam. The residents of the city thoroughly enjoyed the performance and enthusiastically encouraged the schoolchildren. It is noteworthy that Collector Mr. Taran Prakash Sinha has taken the initiative this year to provide a significant opportunity to local artists as well as school and newly emerging artists in the Chakradhar festival.
During the event, the students of MSP Public School presented a captivating performance of Chhattisgarhi dance on patriotic songs such as “Bharat Maa Ki Jai Bolav Re”, “Chhattisgarh Ki Jai Bolav”, “Tiranga Jhanda Laharae Jaavthe”, and “Jan-Gan-Mangal Ke Dhun Gaavthe”. Similarly, the students of New Horizon School delivered a fantastic performance of Karma dance on the Chhattisgarhi folk song “Jhulna Ma Jhoole”. Additionally, the students of Jindal Adarsh Gramya Bharati Higher Secondary School won the hearts of the audience with their performance of the Sambalpuri dance from Odisha.
Children showcased the folk tradition of worshipping the Samlai Mata of Sambalpur. During the event, the students of St. Xavier’s School performed a Rajasthani folk dance that captivated the audience. In Rajasthan, the love story of Dhola Maru is traditionally sung and danced through folk songs. Children performed Rajasthani Ghoomar, the love story of Dhola Maru, and the colourful Nagan dance of the Kalbelia community. Mr. Gopal Sharma directed the performance, which drew the attention of the audience. The popular folk dance Garba of Gujarat, which is celebrated during Navratri across the country and in Chhattisgarh, was beautifully performed by the children of Guardian and Guide. The Bihu dance, a traditional folk dance popular in the state of Assam, located in the northeast region of India, impressed the audience. The children of St. Teresa School presented an exemplary rendition of the dance, leaving the audience in awe. Additionally, the students from OP Jindal School Taraimal delivered a commendable performance on “Khoob Ladi Mardani Vo Toh Jhansi Wali Rani Thi”.