In its 50th year, the National Centre for the Performing Arts launched The Jamshed Bhabha Memorial Lectures, an annual series in honour of its illustrious founder, wherein a distinguished personality from diverse disciplines is invited to speak on art and culture and allied fields, on August 21, the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhabha.
In the second Jamshed Bhabha Memorial Lecture, titled ‘Art and Mankind’, eminent physician, author, teacher and Padma Bhushan recipient Dr. Farokh E. Udwadia will discuss why art deserves a place of importance in all human endeavours.
“Dr. Udwadia needs no introduction. He is not only a distinguished physician but also a personality who embraces the city with his prominent contribution to it. His love of art and music must be mentioned, particularly music, which he makes a part of his life in spite of working nine days a week Dr. Bhabha spoke most admiringly of his friend and doctor of choice. They were in many ways kindred souls,” says NCPA Chairman Mr. Khushroo N. Suntook, who will give the opening remarks.
“Music and the mind is a fascinating subject. There is also much to be spoken about how suffering affects creativity,” says Dr. Udwadia about the themes he will delve into. “Art preserves what a historical fact cannot. The work that the NCPA has done to preserve the socio-cultural heritage of India is remarkable.”
The lecture will be broadcast on the NCPA YouTube channel and Facebook page on 21st August 2021 at 7:00 pm.