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Who we are :

“Nad Sadhna Institute for Indian Music and Research Centre” is an organization fully dedicated to Indian Music based in Jaipur; the city better described as the cultural capital of India. The Organization is lead by Dr. Ashwin M.Dalvi who has liberated new oscillations as a musician and as an academician. He has gone through his music trainings under the able guidance of his illustrious father Sri Mahesh D. Dalvi and eminent Sitar Maestro Pdt. Arvind Parikh. Ashwin’s doctorate studies on legendary Sitar maestro Pt. Nikhil Bannerjee have been highly appreciated in the academic circles. The professional program organizers recognized his talent and sponsored his advanced training. These agencies included the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of the Government of India and Music & Drama academies besides the cultural program-organizing clubs or social bodies all over the Country. The Sur Singar Samsad has awarded him the prestigious title ‘SUR MANI’ and the Sangeet Kala Kendra has awarded him another equally prestigious title ‘NAD SADHAK’. Ashwin has been associated with ‘Banasthali University’ and ‘The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda’ serving as a Lecturer of Indian Music. At present Dr. Ashwin is The Director of Nad-Sadhna Institute for Indian Music and Research Centre.

Our aim is to provide a musicological resource and forum for academics, researchers, performers and composers. The current emphasis is on “The journey of musical Instruments of India”.

The key person associated with this organization is Pdt. Mahesh D. Dalvi, who has been a noted a Tabla player in the country as well as abroad. During his visits to several countries under the international programs for cultural exchange sponsored by the Government of India under the bilateral agreements, Pdt. Mahesh D. Dalvi has made a massive contribution in popularizing Indian Music.

Nadsadhna is a non-profit public service organization dedicated to advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, and public service programs from the National and International music products industry.

Nad-Sadhna is a place where researchers in music education, professionals in related fields, as well as undergraduate, post graduate and Ph.D scholars, students and enthusiasts, can get together in a virtual exchange of information and knowledge in the field of Music Education, Musical Performance and technology of Musical Instruments. Besides, our purpose is to work in areas as diverse as academic research, music and sound production, exhibition services, and the delivery of cinematic, music, and arts events.

Nad-Sadhna supports community-based programs that provide new and innovative ways for people to learn and play music. Nad-Sadhna provides musical instruments to individuals whose circumstances inhibit their ability to meet their full musical potential. Nad-Sadhna supports different scholarship and fellowship schemes to the talented parishioners, research scholars. Nad-Sadhna supports Music education in rural areas. There is every chance financial help can be found for the child who sings well, who really wants to be a musician and whose parents genuinely cannot afford the fees.

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