Monday, 8 April 2013

Kamani Auditorium

The World Prayer Day Function on June 23, 1995 was celebrated at Kamani Auditorium for the first time. Both HH Pran Nath and HH Priya Nathji, were seated together onstage beneath the enlarged portrait of Shri Nathji.
Kamani Auditorium was an entirely new venue for the World Prayer Day and HH Priya Nath had wondered whether Shri Nathji’s light would manifest itself in the place as it had done at FICCI Hall and Sapru House which had been sanctified by Shri Nathji’s Divine Touch, unlike Kamani Auditorium.
However, Shri Nathji made His Presence felt more strongly than ever at Kamani, as if to prove that He would be wherever HH Priya Nath and HH Pran Nath went. World Prayer Day was also celebrated at Kamini Auditorium the next year in 1996.

Kamani Auditorium, a unit of the Bharatiya Kala Kendra Trust, is the most prestigious Theatre Hall of Delhi. The 632 seater Auditorium has been a host to some of the best National and International Theatrical, Dance and Musical Performances. The Auditorium building is an elegant structure with aesthetically designed Public Areas, Main Hall, Green Rooms, etc.
Kamani Auditorium commenced its operations in 1971. The Auditorium is a part of the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra Complex which also houses an Internationally renowned College of Indian Dance and Music. Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra was founded in 1952 by Mrs. Sumitra Charat Ram to promote, develop and propagate Indian Classical and Folk Music, Dance and Drama. To assist the Kendra in achieving these objectives the Bharatiya Kala Kendra Trust in 1971 constructed and commissioned Kamani Auditorium so as to provide an appropriate platform for staging of the Kendra's own performances as well as those of other cultural organization. The design concepts of the Auditorium were drawn up after visiting and studying the features of some of the best known Theatre Halls of the World. Whilst finalizing the designs, inputs were sought from leading Indian Theatrical, as well as Sound and Lighting professionals of that time. These included Dr. Pancholi of the National Physical Laboratory for Hall Acoustics and Sh. Tapas Sen for Hall Lighting. These efforts resulted in the creation of the finest and technologically the most advanced Theatre Hall of that time. This Auditorium, which was subsequently named as Kamani Auditorium then became the venue for most of the prestigious cultural performances staged in the city of New Delhi. The Auditorium is strategically located in the Mandi House area of New Delhi at 1, Copernicus Marg. Mandi House is well known as the cultural hub of the Capital

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