Ekal’s Rang Tarang creates Bollywood masti

By Manju Mittal

Last Saturday of the month July 29, 2017 Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Australia organised charity event Rang Tarang at Sydney Bahai Centre, Silverwater. What was interesting to note that the event drew such a tremendous amount of support from Indian Community, a house full of audience attended by Ekal members and guests. The aim was to fundraise for Ekal Vidyalaya while enjoying a generous atmosphere and a good will spirit filled with live entertainment. It was a night of Bollywood extravaganza, a bit of classical music mixed with fun and masti.

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Australia, a non-for-profit charity that runs schools in rural and tribal India. EVF Australia has by now sponsored 750 schools which are based on the philosophy of ”˜one teacher-one school’- most of them situated in the remote villages where education is a much needed service for the children. “If the poor children can not come to the school, then school must go to them”said Swami Vivekananda.

On the night MC of the evening Shobha Yadav welcomed the audience.   The function started with opening speech by President of EVF Jayendra Shah, he thanked all and acknowledged Ekal’s contribution and its role in raising the much needed funds. The official part of the program commenced with lamp lighting and presentation of a video on Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Australia.

Our own local talented singer Merina Sumesh started the evening with softer songs in her melodious and delightful voice.  Well known favourite singer of Sydney Vinod Kumar Rajput sang two solo hit numbers; his voice is smooth and evokes intense emotion as listeners get lost in a different world. Abhijeet Martand entertained the audience with beautiful songs of Arjit Singh capturing the audience’s attention with his vocal brilliance. Dilip Bhave’s song ”˜Badtmeez dil’ was amazing as he performed a few Kishore Kumar tunes and treated us to his hilarious impressions of Rajesh Khanna.

The evening was filled not only with songs but spectacular Bollywood dance numbers. Shiamak Davar’s dance school stole the show with their brilliant dancing performances on Bollywood hit numbers; a big thumping applause by the audience could be heard. A well choreographed classical dance performance by Ruchi Sanghi dance company, Madhuri Dixit Fusion by Vijanti Amarsee Bollywood dance school, Ganesha prayer by Hamsa   Venkat’s Samskriti school of dance, Nachdi Shaan- Nach le Kuriyaan, Bhangra All Stars Sydney- Incredible bhangra, Holi dance by Ajanta Bhattacharya’s Rhythms Dance Troupe, Ek Dantham by Anita Dance Group and Natraj by Purvi Desai’s Lotus Dance School, the stage was an explosion of colour as dancers impressed the audience in their stunning traditional outfits and movements.

Highlight of the event was skit presented by Mukesh Rao group ”˜Hum sab paagal hai’, it was a pleasure to watch flawless play with a great message at the end. Great entertainment, audience and good food are the ingredients for a memorable evening. Shobha Yadav, a singer herself, is a great Emcee who offered creative interludes, in between, and kept the audience engaged.

Music was the centre theme of the evening, an experience very different as singers and dancers encouraged interaction by the audience in an informal atmosphere. The event ended with door prizes with evening that turned out to be quite entertaining one for all. Ekal’s volunteers helped make the evening a memorable event only because it carried a good cause.






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