Farhan Akhtar to rock Beyond Barriers, with The telegraph, on Sunday

It is that time of the year again when the city gears up for an annual musical extravaganza at St. Xavier’s College — Beyond Barriers, the fund-raising programme of the St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association, organised in association with The Telegraph.

  • Published 26.01.17
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It is that time of the year again when the city gears up for an annual musical extravaganza at St. Xavier’s College — Beyond Barriers, the fund-raising programme of the St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association, organised in association with The Telegraph.

The 17th chapter of the SXCCAA’s flagship programme on Sunday, January 29, will see Farhan Akhtar, well, rock on! And entry this year will be By Invitation Only — for students, alumni and guests of the college.
“We expect a crowd of around 8,000. We thank our well-wishers and sponsors who have helped us to organise the extravaganza. We hope that like every year, Beyond Barriers ’17 will once again be a tremendous success!” said Firdausul Hasan, honorary secretary, SXCCAA.

Farhan Akhtar will be yet another feather in the cap of the SXCCAA who have in the past brought down artistes ranging from Hariprasad Chaurasia to Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam to Sunidhi Chauhan. 

Beyond Barriers started a decade after the formation of the SXCCAA with the first chapter being organised in December 1995 with performances by Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shabbir Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Shivani Kashyap and Louis Banks.
From 2011, Beyond Barriers became an annual event that every alumni member looks forward to.

“It’s wonderful to see how each and everyone working for Beyond Barriers sees it as their own show. Also, it’s a great feeling to see the audience enjoying the evening. We have hosted a range of artistes but one of the best memories was of Asha Bhosle on campus. Some people came not just to hear her singing but to just touch her feet,” said Vikas Khosla, convener of Beyond Barriers since 1998. 

The money raised from the concert is handed over to the principal of the college and the president of the SXCCAA, to be used for various philanthropic projects that the college undertakes, as well as for infrastructure development of the college. Projects that have been helped by Beyond Barriers include CREST, where the alumni undertook the maintenance and upkeep of a swimming pool in a Canning school, vocational training in three villages in Midnapore, a school in Dasgara and a school in Paikhala.

But for the moment, the spotlight is on a rocking evening with the motto that January 29, 2017 na milegi dobara!

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