â€œMusic and Dance are sacred and divine; they unite the peopleâ€™s heart with Godâ€, stated Chief-Guest of the day Shri Rajesh K. Gupta, Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), Varanasi addressing the students on the occasion of DeekshantSamaroh of NavSadhana Kala Kendra, Post-Graduate College of Music and Dance held on March 9, 2014.Â He exalted the commitment and dedication of the staff and artists-students after seeing the enthralling performance of the budding artists and graduating students of the College in Hindustani Music guided by Dr.B.P. Tiwari and Sir GovindVerma and in Bharatnatyam guided by Sir Robin A. The singer was ShriM.RajeshBabu, Mridangam played by ShriRakesh Edwin, Tabla by ShriJaidev Mukherjee, Harmonium by Dr.B.P.Tiwari and Mr. SandeepPandey. Mr. Albert Dâ€™Souza, promoter of Printania Award, awarded it to Dr.NyathiRamsdasRajendra for his outstanding performance in Bharatnatyam and other Classical Forms of Indian Dances, to PanditSurendra Mohan Mishra for his excellent performance in Hindustani Music â€“ Vocal and to PanditAmarnah Mishra for his contribution in the field of Sitar. Most Rev.Dr.RaphyManjaly, Chairman of NavSadhana presiding over the function said, â€œGod is a great singer and dancer, who delighted to see the developed skills of music and dance in humans.â€ The performance of classical music and dance were awe inspiring. He congratulated the students and appreciated the staff of NavSadhana. The merit holders of the students of NavSadhana Kala Kendra in the Indira Kala SangeetVishwavidyalaya, were awarded the Certificates by Dr.Fr. A.Michael and Msgr. Eugne J. Diocesan Administrator of Varanasi Diocese released two DVDs titled Cultural Fusion-4 and Dance Drama on women empowerment. The guests were welcomed by Dr.Fr.V.Sebastian, Principal of the college and the programme was anchored by Dr.Ramsudhar Singh; the vote of thanks was proposed by Miss Jayalakshmi and Bro. MuktiPrakash. Most Rev. Francis Kalist, Bishop of Meerut along with other luminaries, was a witness to the event. Sir Kamini Mohan looked after the press release. The cultural programme came to an end with a dance drama depicting victory over evil by fasting, penance and prayer written by Fr.Justy C.R. and directed by Sir VengateshPrabhu as well as voiced by Mr.Nicholas. All had the sumptuous dinner at the end of the function.