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Friday , March 21 , 2014
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Tata Steel’s musical memories

How about listening to the melodies of 60s and revisiting old times?

If this is your idea of a perfect Saturday evening, then book your seat at Gopal Maidan on March 22 for the urban services wing of Tata Steel will organise a musical programme that the denizens will cherish for long.

The musical evening, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, will see Mumbai-based banker Manohar Iyer’s group Keep Alive strumming a couple of melodies from yesteryears and regaling the audience with vintage compositions.

Iyer’s band has 25 musicians who will present a story through 40 songs.

The aim of the programme is to let the younger generation know about melodies of yesteryears.

“Manohar Iyer is one of the very few music enthusiasts who has researched a lot old melodious Hindi songs. The focus of the evening will be the music of 1940s to 60s,” said Sanjay, head of urban services department.

The urban services wing of Tata Steel has organised various events on community-level, but this is going to be a first-of-its-kind programme. For, they have either conducted skill development courses or hosted sporting event.

“Continuing our efforts to present diverse cultural events to the steel city residents, this one will be a unique presentation. Keep Alive shows are usually a treat to both the mind and soul,” Sanjay added.

Managing director of Jusco Ashish Mathur will grace the evening as the chief guest. Executives, vice-presidents, departmental chiefs and heads of Tata Steel attend the programme.