Monday, July 26, 2010

Ek Se Badkar Ek ...

Mitrya Jyothi --Giving Sight to the Blind

This Saturday , we had the privilege to attend one charity musical concert. It was organized by Mitra Jyothi ,a registered charitable trust formed in 1990 with the objective of integrating persons with disability into mainstream society. They believe that all persons with disability have the potential to become independent and self sufficient and given the right opportunities can achieve their goals and play a useful role in the community.

The concert , known as EK se badakar Ek !!  was a tribute to the legends. It was based on old Hindi melodies of Lata Mangeshkar , Hemant Kumar , Rafi Sahab and Asha ..

Held at Ambedkar hall on Miller's road..the show started promptly at 6.30 pm (Yes bang on Time!!) One brownie point earned!

The show started with the Lamp lighting ceremony and speech by Madhu Singhal ji (Nation Award Winner of 2008,2009 ), founder of Mitrya Jyothi.She is truly one of the most positive people I have come across, in a short speech , she captivated and motivated the audience to come forward for the help of needy.
From the start till the end , it was a magical show, the singers led by Babloo Mukherji  kept us entertained , it was 2 hours show , and we did not even check the watch for time!!.
It was when Mr Babloo said this is last song of the evening , did we realize that its 9.30 :).
It felt like Sunitha , Satish , Smriti and Nichiket  have cast a magical spell !

I personally loved the performances of Satish, he is a charmer.. with around 150 shows to his credit ,he was a professional with songs like  :Aisa Mauka phir kaha milega  and aye manchali kahan chali .. he kept the audience captivated ..
Mesmerizing would be the word to describe the voice of Smriti ..she took us back to the golden era of the Lata ji.

In between there was a performance by two bothers, bundle of talent but ,handicapped by sight. They were such motivators for me.. classically trained ..the elder bother was reading through braille and singing it was heart toughing sight , the way he was overcoming his handicap was a sure motivator for me.
Younger bro was not feeling very well, but it did not deter him from singing beautifully.. it was just great!!!...


Their great singing was stamped by the standing ovation by the cheering crowd.

The event ended with the song :Hai Apna dil to awara .. na jane kispe aayega 
I felt the evening was too short , it should have gone on and on....

Great Evening , Well spent With Mitrya Jyothi!!

1 comment:

Nilesh said...

Truly a great evening!!!