A Noble Concept
"Gurukul" is a unique legacy prevalent in Indian culture for imparting knowledge from the Guru (master) to the Shishya (student). To facilitate a seamless flow of knowledge, the student dedicates all his time residing and learning in Guru's close proximity. This exclusive style nurtures and cultivates a divine bond between the two and goes beyond time and location constraints which are usually associated with formal classroom lessons. The students not only receives the "content" but also undergoes a lot of "cultural mentoring" - an extremely essential element in the training process of knowledge transfer.
This distinctive tradition has produced some of the finest exponents in the field of Indian performing arts – be it vocal, instrumental music or dance.
"Gurukul" has been paved on this foundation and intends to continue this precious tradition.
Agra Gwalior Gharana’s senior and eminent Guruvarya Sangeetacharya Pandit D. V. Kanebua dedicated all his life to the “sadhana” of music.
His disciple, today’s leading vocalist Smt Manjusha Patil is an outcome of his precious tutelage and to preserve this heritage, she initiated the Pratishthan–which is gradually culminating into a wonderful institution, encouraging and supporting genuine musical growth and grooming the upcoming talents. It also offers a scholarship to those who are in need. In the year 2014, she established 'Sangeeatcharya D V Kanebua Pratishthan's Gurukul' in Sangli. Currently 45 students are learning Hindustani Classical Music here.
Sangli-Kolhapur is a place where there is a treasure for Hindustani Classical Music. Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Ustad Alladiya Khan, Gundubuwa Ingale, Yashavantbuwa Mirashi – all such maestros of Hindustani Classical Music have emerged from this very place. It has a proper environment and culture for the growth of Hindustani Classical Music. Further, Pandit D. V. Kanebuwa and Mrs. Manjusha Patil hail from this very area. Hence, Mrs. Manjusha Patil wanted this Gurukul Project to take place in the same area.
This initiative encompasses a long term vision and has a very positive future roadmap. The tradition will be extended to other cities of Maharashtra along with some additional activities to involve more music lovers. It will proliferate into a rich source of knowledge through a collection of books, literature on music and an extensive library of audio/video recordings of renowned artists. Music workshops, lecture-demonstrations and seminars will be planned on a regular basis. This will also encourage developing a refined breed of good listeners and an astute audience.
Dr. Vikas Kashalkar, Director
Shri. Govind Bedekar, Director
Padmashree Pt. Ulhas Kashalakar, Guru
Mrs. Manjusha Patil, Director
Mrs. Vidula Kelkar
Shri. Umesh Desai
Dr. Balkrishna Chaitanya
Dr. Milind Killedar
Shri. Vijay Pusalkar (Industrialist)
Shri. Sudhir dada Gadgil (MLA - Assembly, Maharashtra state)
Shri. Ashok Saudattikar (President - Kallapanna Awade Janata Sahakari Bank, Ichalkaranji)
Shri. Kakasaheb Chitale (Chitale Industry Group, Bhilawdi)
Dr. Shreyas Masrani ( Radiologist)