DWARKA KALA SANGAM
The first Anniversary celebrations of Dwarka Kala Sangam was held at Mass Apartments, Plot No-24, Sector-10, Dwarka at 6-00 PM on 24th April, 2011.
Lt.Col.(Retd) R.R.Aneja, President, Dwarka Kala Sangam welcomed the members and guests present on the occasion. He told the audience about his passion for music right from his childhood and afterwards when he was serving in the army and his long felt desire to start a music association at the sub city Dwarka. He observed that the main noble object of forming the GOLDEN ERA SONGS AND MUSIC LOVERS ASSOCIATION which was later renamed as DWARKA KALA SANGAM was to revive public interest in Hindi Film songs of the Golden Era and help survive the melodious musical heritage that has been bestowed to us by our veteran music directors, lyricists and singers. He also put forth his view that the members of Dwarka Kala Sangam represented different disciplines of activity like defence, administration, engineering etc. He pointed out that at present there were 29 registered members consisting mostly of singers and avid music listeners. He also explained that most of the singers were amateur singers except for a few who were professionals. He further remarked that Dwarka Kala Sangam was able to achieve its objective with the dedicated services of its following office bearers and concerted efforts of its other constituent members:-
LT.COL.R.R.ANEJA- PRESIDENT, MR.K.VENKATARAMAN- SECRETARY, MRS.SHASHI JAIN, MR.S.K.SAMBHARIA, MRS.SHASHI KOHLI, MRS.RAKESH SHARMA, DR.UN.B.RAO (IPS RETD)
LT. Col.Aneja also informed the guests that the main activity of Dwarka Kala Sangam is to organize music evenings every last Saturday of every month where the member singers would sing Hindi film songs of golden era either to the accompaniment of Orchestra in the background or with MINUS CD TRACKS.
He further observed that national newspapers like Hindustan Times as well as local newspapers like Dwarka City, Dwarka Citi Plus, Dainik Jagran, HT Dwarka Connect & online platform Dwarka Parichay covered our programmes from time to time which helped in getting our Sangam popular immense popularity. He expressed happiness over the fact that new music lovers have started showing interest in his organisation and that this augers well for the future of Dwarka Kala Sangam.
The programme started with a group song on Saraswathi Vandhana by Mrs.S.Jayalakshmi, Mrs.Gurdeep Kaur, Mrs.Rakesh Sharma and Mr.I.A.Khan which was well received by the audience. Mrs.Shashi Kohli, the compere of the programme gave a good account of her abilities behind the mike. The following singers, inter alia, gave a good account of themselves:-
SINGER ———————SONG——- FILM
1) MR.R.R.ANEJA— OLD NUMBER– NAGINA
2)MR.P.S.DHUNTA —KATIBE TAQDIR —MY SISTER
3)MR.K.VENKATARAMAN –KAL KI DAULAT– ASLI NAQLI
4)MR.S.K.SAMBHARIA –JEEVAN SE BHARI –SAFAR
5)MR.S.K.ADHIKARI —–BEKARAAR DIL——– DOOR KA RAHI
6)MR.JATINDER TANEJA—— KHWAAB HO TUM –TEEN DEVIYAAN
7)MRS.S.JAYALAKSHMI —LAG JAA GALE ——-WHO KAUN THI
8)MRS.RAKESH SHARMA —–SAIAAN DIL MEIN —-BAHAAR
9)MRS GURDEEP KAUR —–JOOMTI CHALI HAWA —–TANSEN
10)MRS.AKSHARA ———RASIK BALMA——- CHORI CHORI
The members were served with north Indian dinner.