Mumbai - Nation First Collective, a division of Creative Collective Trust, organized cultural program "Amirotsav" on the death anniversary of "Kala Rishi" Amirchand ji, General Secretary of Sanskar Bharti, it is noteworthy that Mr. Amirchand ji died last year in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Famous Marathi director, Shri Rajdutt, film director Subhash Ghai, famous actor, singer and MP Manoj Tiwari, former director of National School of Drama Padmashree Vaman Kendra and many other dignitaries were present in this festival.
Akashaditya Lama convenor Nation First Collective Said “As a tribute to the late Kala Rishi, Nation First Collective (NFC) has instituted an award in the name of Amirchandji, which will be held every year starting this year for great achievers from the cultural field.” And this year the award was given to the eminent tarpa player, Bhikalya Ladkya Dhinda ji from the Warli tribal tribe of Maharashtra, along with a book based on the biography of Amirchand was also released.
Addressing the "Amirotsav" organized on the first death anniversary of Amirchand ji, All India Sanskar Bharati Sangathan Mantri Abhijit Gokhale said that "this is not a condolence meeting but a festival because Amirchand ji was a worshiper of grandeur and he has given his whole life in restoring art". Therefore, it would be a true tribute to him to organize such celebrations every year in his honor in future.
Senior Marathi director Rajdutt said "Amirchand has not gone anywhere but his thoughts and guidance are and will always be with us." While addressing the festival, Vaman Kendre said that Amirchand used to say that only through art and culture will Bharat become a Vishwaguru, Subhash Ghai said that he is devoted to his other works since meeting Amirchand ji Along with this, Manoj Tiwari said that in the context of culture mapping, a great work was done in the form of financial assistance for the combination and promotion of artists, especially during the Corona period, with the vision of AmirchandJi.
The program featured cultural performances by singer Sanjeev Kohli, Dance Exponent Rajshree Shirke and evening award winner, tarpa player, 86-year-old Bhikalya Ladakya Dhinda, Padmashree filmmaker Priyadarshan, actor Anupam Kher, Padmashree classical singer , Wasifuddin Dagar, Santoor player, Abhay Sapori, Padma Shri singer, Anup Jalota, President of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Dr. Sandhya Purecha, Flute player Chetan Joshi, IGNCA Member Secretary, Shri Satchidanand Joshi, Barrister and daughter of former Information and Broadcasting Minister, Flute Actors from different walks of culture like Swaraj, Vice Chancellor of Supwa, Mr. Gajendra Chauhan, and renowned VO artist Mr. Harish Bhimani, film director and editor Rahul Rawail, lyricists Samir Anjan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Actor Mukesh Khanna and Anant Vijay (writer and senior journalist), Directors, writers and veterans have sent their video messages for the programme.