Musical end to Shravan

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT
  • Published 1.08.11
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Jamshedpur, July 31: The last Monday of the holy month of Shravan will be marked by a musical soiree at Sakchi Gurdwara.

Har Har Mahadev Seva Sangh, a philanthropic organisation, will host a cultural programme on August 8, featuring Bhojpuri singer-actor Pawan Singh and his troupe. Over 12,000 people will see the performance.

Speaking at a news meet today, founder of the sangh Amarpreet Singh Kale announced that this was the tenth year of celebrations for Antim Sombari.

“A waterproof pandal spread over 50,000 square feet will be constructed. We will also put up lights on the 1km stretch of Kalimati Road in front of Sakchi Gurdwara,” he added.

According to Singh, the purpose of the programme was to promote peace and harmony. “People of all faiths have been invited for the grand show,” said Singh, adding that preparations would begin in full swing from Wednesday.

President of the sangh Joginger Singh said a shiva linga made of ice would be the centre of attraction at the soiree.

He added that former education minister P.N. Singh, senior political party leaders, representatives of various corporate houses and other dignitaries would be a part of the audience.

One of the highlights of the functiom will be the Sangh Ratna Award, which was instituted last year for professional excellence and distinguished service. This year, the jury will announce the name of the recipient of the award on August 6.

Last year too, Har Har Mahadev Seva Sangh had organised a similar function on the last Monday of Shravan. Bhojpuri singer Bharat Sharma had performed at the grounds while noted bhajan singer Lakhbir Singh Lakkha had mesmerised the audience with his melodious voice in 2009.

Popular Bhojpuri singers Manoj Tiwary, Kalpana Patwari and Devi had also staged performances here in the past.