Amarpreet Singh Kale at a news meet in Sakchi on Sunday. (Bhola Prasad)
The last Monday of the holy month of Shravan will be marked by a musical soiree at Sakchi Gurdwara grounds.
Philanthropic organisation Har Har Mahadev Seva Sangh will host its annual cultural programme on July 30, featuring bhajan singer Anup Jalota and his 18-member troupe.
Over 10,000 people are expected to turn up to see the performance for which adequate security measures will be taken.
Addressing a news meet in Jamshedpur on Sunday, founder of the sangh Amarpreet Singh Kale announced that this was the eleventh year that they were hosting the cultural programme on last Sombari of Shravan.
A waterproof pandal spread over 30,000 square feet will be constructed. We will also put up special illuminations on the stretch of Kalimati Road in front of Sakchi Gurdwara,” he said.
Entry will be through special passes. People from all walks of life, including senior political party leaders, representatives of various corporate houses and social activists, will be among the audience.
According to Singh, the purpose of holding the show was to promote peace and harmony. “People of all faiths have been invited. Seeing the enormous response of the past years, we decided to organise the programme in a grand manner this year,” Singh said.
One of the highlights will be the Sangh Ratna Seva Award, which was instituted last year for honouring professional excellence and distinguished service. This year, the five-member jury will announce the name of the recipient on July 24.
Last year, the award was presented to R.K. Agarwal, a philanthropist and former president of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for his service to lepers.
Bhojpuri singer-actor Pawan Singh and his troupe performed at the function in 2011. Bhojpuri singer Bharat Sharma had regaled the audience in 2010 while noted bhajan singer Lakhbir Singh Lakkha had stolen the show with his melodious voice in 2009. Popular Bhojpuri singers Manoj Tiwary, Kalpana Patwari and Devi had also performed on the occasion in the past.