Shabdam – Dedicated to Literature, Music and Art
To Nurture Indian Language, Literature, Art and Music. To Create Awareness and Build Confidence through Culture
“The world can be a much better place with preservation of Sanskriti and Prakriti. Culture and Nature are interrelated. You can’t have one without the other. I started Shabdam to preserve and promote Indian culture with the hope that it will help us preserve our resplendent Nature.”
Shabdam is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve and promote Indian culture, specifically language, literature, art and music. Shabdam promotes and revives Indian performing arts, fine arts and any literary works that could well get lost in the sands of time. Its key responsibility is to prevent our languages from succumbing to the modern world of technology and digital expression. Shabdam also runs several awareness programmes and women’s empowerment initiatives under its umbrella.
The organization was launched by Kiran Bajaj in 2004 in Shikohabad (U.P.) and has produced and curated over a thousand programmes. The chief focus of Shabdam is to promote Hindi as a national language that unites, combines and brings together people from all states. Apart from Hindi, Shabdam supports any Indian language and literary work that is seeking to find a voice.
In the area of performing arts, Shabdam has worked with several artistes across the country from Indian theatre, classical dance, classical Hindustani vocal and instrumental music. Within the sphere of the written word, Shabdam has provided a platform for, literary conventions, poetry recitals, reading of scriptures, essay competitions, writing workshops and has encouraged new writers to present their works. Shabdam has promoted well-known Indian works nationally and internationally by sponsoring and being present at such events. Shabdam is also responsible for reviving Braj Bhasha, an ancient language that is slowly becoming extinct.