Toronto: Panorama India, with the support of the Consulate General of India, Toronto, will be virtually celebrating India’s 72nd Republic Day on Sunday, January 31st, 2021, featuring over 8 hours of cultural and celebratory programming.
Panorama India said it was proud to announce that his year their celebrity judge for the 12th annual Panorama Idol will be Mrs. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramanium- presented by SBI Canada Bank.
To add to the grandeur of the event, the highlight headline segment “Two Legends One Night” featuring an exclusive chat with the power couple from the world of music and art Mrs. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and Dr. L Subramaniam.
Panorama chairperson Sumeeta Kohli said: “The Republic Day celebration is important as its our community’s celebration. We have artists performing across GTA and some across Canada, over 45 community organizations are engaged in the folk dance and other segments.
“For the first time, we have a very special segment where our seniors are participating in the celebrations. Panorama India has gone fully digital and I am so grateful for the response from the community. We work hard to ensure most, if not all, states and languages are represented during the celebration,” Kohli added.
The event kicks off with opening ceremony and patriotic programming at 11:00 AM on Sunday January 31, 2021. This year there are over 8 hours of programming – showcasing the Folk Dance Segment representing various states of India, a new segment ‘Seniors’ Spotlight’, Panorama Idol 2021 Grand Finale where the top 3 adult and the top 3 Junior artists compete in front of our esteemed panel of judges.
The free event also features a special talk show – Two Legends, One Night – with Bollywood playback singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and world-renowned Violinist, Dr.L Subramaniam in conversation with Panorama India Chair, Sumeeta Kohli.
This year the community can vote as participate as the 4rth judge for the Panorama Idol Competition. Panorama Idol will air both on Saturday January 30, 2021 and Sunday January 31, 2021. The voting lines will open at 12pm on Saturday and close on Sunday 3pm so everyone can vote and show their support.
“This year Panorama India is pleased to host its first-ever live digital art competition. Kids ranging from kindergarten to teenagers can participate. All must register by January 20 and then on the Saturday, January 30 there will be a live digital contest held for each group,” said Vaidehi Bhagat, executive director of community relations and sponsorship.
Anusha Iyer, Panorama India’s Director of Programming said, “We have over 100 plus artists performing in our segments and many Indian states are represented in our Folk-Dance segment.”
“We feel honored to be able to achieve a large-scale digital distribution of the event. We are going live on our social media channels, Facebook, and YouTube as well as many of the local favorite channels on Cable and IPTV.” said Tanvir Kaur, Director, Digital Media, Panorama India.
“Panorama India is proud to host all events for free and this is only possible with the support of sponsors such as SBI Bank Canada our Diamond Sponsor, HSBC Bank, ICIC Bank and Kotamarti Group,” said Janak Bhawnani, vice-chair finance & sponsorship and Sanjay Agarwal, vice-chair sponsorship and vendor management.
Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, a recipient of the coveted Padma Shri among several other accolades, is not just a revered playback singer across the globe, but she has also sung with orchestras as a soloist, collaborated with Western artists, and has diversified her singing styles by giving her voice to over 20,000 songs in different languages…
Dr. L Subramaniam, who is also known as the “God of Indian Violin”, is the only musician who has performed Carnatic and Western Classical Music, composed for major Orchestras, scored for films and ballets, and collaborated with the greatest musicians of diverse genres globally.
Event Details: Saturday, January 30st, 2021; Sunday, January 31st, 2021 11:00AM Panorama Idol 2021 Grand Finale Presentation “Premiere Presentation” 2:00PM “Live” Digital Art Contest 11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
• Patriotic Segment
• Panorama Idol 2021 Grand Finale
• Folk Dance and Senior Spotlight
• Two Legends One Night with Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and Dr. L Subramaniam
• Closing ceremony announcing Panorama Idol and Art Competition winners. Public Voting will open Saturday, January 30 12pm and closes Sunday, January 31,2021 3pm. To vote please go to www.panoramaindia.org Visit www.panoramaindia.org for more details.