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Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust

. . . . . dedicated to the propagation of Hindusthani classical music

Founded  on  1st June, 1999, by Ustad Rashid Khan, in the memory of his  late mother.

Objectives :

To establish and set up an institution for the promotion and propagation of Hindusthani classical music.

To provide the young people of our present generation with proper exposure   towards this form of music, proper guidance and proper institution.

To become one of it's own kind of institution by setting up some branches of key cultural institutions in different parts of India  which shall be  under the able guidance of the best maestros in this field.

This it plans to achieve by :

  • Establishment of a "gurukul" to explore and nurture young talents all over   the country and support to the talented, yet needy, in the form of scholarships.
  • An audio-visual library named GHARANA, having recordings of all stalwarts, past and present, whether instrumental or vocal, available to research   and in-house scholars round the clock. The library can be accessed by music-lovers, who can visit for the sole purpose of listening.
  • A miniature museum - NAAD - housing old musical instruments, existing or almost extinct, either in their full form, or re-created in a miniature form, fashioned in a way, where one shall be capable of tracing the origins of Indian classical music.
  • An auditorium  - DARBAAR - to be set up to give the scholars a stage, where by they shall be able to gather the practical experience of performing live and shall also get a chance of interacting with a live audience.
  • A well-equipped studio - RAAGA - for the promotion of scholars and young talents by way of recording a master digital, free of all recording charges.

In a nutshell, the various activities which the Trust shall associate itself with, are :

  • Arrange for sponsorships for deserving performers;
  • Promote artistes who are incapable of financing themselves;
  • To extend financial help to old and ailing artistes;
  • Institute a life-time achivement award;

Whether by way of sponsorship/donation/advertisement or an assertive presence in the activities of the Trust, you can reach out to those who need your help deservedly.

Your kind participation shall be exempted under Sec.80G  of I.T.Act, '61. Shakri Begum Memorial Trust is a Registered Charitable Trust.

Account payee cheques or drafts to be drawn in favour  of:-

" Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust "
State Bank of India
Naktala Branch (1510)
A/c no. - 01190050150


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