Hema Malini’s premiered dance ballet Ganga gets a standing ovation
Hema Malini is ageless. Her classical dance ballet Ganga received a standing ovation in Mumbai.
To celebrate the glory of our Motherland as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' in the 75th year of Indian Independence, the Maharashtra Government has embarked upon a massive plan to clean and revitalize all of the state’s 75 rivers.
The dance musical which was presented at Mumbai’s Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, captured the river's descent from the heavens and prodded the viewer to join in her fascinating terrestrial journey in the various millennia.
A glimpse of the various Yugas she has witnessed through the ages till the holy river is distressed at her neglected and ravaged state in the Kali Yuga. But Maa Ganga is a life-giver. As a true Mother she pleads with us to maintain her purity and sanctity ignoring all the injustices done to her by the present generation.
River Ganga epitomizes all that is holy and sacred in Hinduism. The heavenly river was brought down to earth by King Bhagirath by a severe penance lasting thousands of years. From its glacier tic origin at Gomukh to the long stretch on the Indian plains discharging its waters into the Bay of Bengal, Ganga has sanctified every grain of sand and nourished the flora and fauna of the entire hinterland. The banks of the river have inspired great sages and poets to delve deep into the mysteries of life..
“I am proud to participate in this noble initiative of the state government of Maharashtra whose mission is to awaken the youth to form a connect with and to take care of our rivers. My contribution to the Abhiyaan “CHALIYE, JAANEIN NADI KO..” is to present this well-researched and skillfully choreographed dance presentation on "Ganga". I truly hope that this ballet inspires us all to take care of our rivers and revitalize them through concerted human efforts.”
Hema Ji asks us to join Ma Ganga in her fascinating journey and ensure that she lives with us forever retaining her pristine glory.
Chief Guest: Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri. Ramesh Bais, Hon'ble Minister for Culture, Government of Maharashtra Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar Shri Rahul Narwekar, Speaker, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, , Kokilaben Ambani, Rajshree Birla, Swami Chidananda, Sharbani Mukherji, Puneet Issar, Pankaj Dheer, Padmini Kolhapuri, Jackie Shroff, Subhash Ghai, Ramesh Sippy, Shantipriya , Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Sinha, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan were present.