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Annual Day 2005

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Read below a summary of the Last Annual Day Celebration of Swara Sampada on Feb 23 2005, which had a full house at Kalidas Auditorium, Mulund:







Swara Sampada Organises Programme of Evergreen Melodies


16th Feb. 2005 saw a full house at Kalidas Auditorium, Mulund, enjoy a four hour musical extravaganza called Ek Pyar Ka Naghma Hai. It was presented by a musical organization called Swara Sampada, which is devoted to converting bathroom singers into living room singers, and living room singers into stage singers. This was a celebration of their Annual Day. It witnessed a huge turnout in spite of being a weekday.


The programme began with the theme song Ek Pyar Ka Naghma Hai ably presented  by Mohna Joshi and Dilip Sonetha. This was followed by a lovely rendering of the song Tareef Karoon Kya Uski, which electrified the whole house. This was presented by the Compere of the show and President of Swara Sampada, Dr. Ajai Singh, a psychiatrist by profession. As the programme unfolded, different singers presented songs based on five themes: Love, New songs, Sentimental songs, Fun songs and finally a session of Duets/quawalli//bhajans. The highlight of the show was the superb rendering by singers who had never sung on the big stage before. It would match any good professional performance. This was the opinion of even the chief guest of the show Shri Kuldeep Singh, music director of such famous films as Saath Saath. Also present as Guests of Honour were Shri Vithal Nadkarni, senior group editor of The Times Of India group of publications and Smt. Jayashri Parikh connected with the performing arts.


A book on music called the Swara Sampada Sourcebook on Music written by Dr. Singh and his coauthors was also released on the occasion. It is the result of a two-year experiment called Swara Sampada. It describes how someone with the desire to sing can actually go about doing it. The book claims it should prove invaluable to all potential and even established singers.


 Songs like Ek Chatur Naar by Mahesh Makhijani and V. Kumar, Aj Jane ki Zid na karo by Meenakshi Khosla, Aisi Lagi Lagan by Sudhir Chaudhari, Main Hun Jhum Jhum Jhum Jhum Jhumroo by V. Kumar, Parda Hai Parda by Jatin Shah and group, Jago Mohan Pyare by Dr Shakuntala Singh, Ai Meri Zohrajabin by Dr Ajai Singh, Raina Beeti Jaye by Mohna Joshi, Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi by Munnalal Viswakarma, Subaha Na Aye by Ajay Joshi, Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho by Shyam Talawadekar, Mera Babu Chail Chabila by Shashi Chainani, Ek Din Bik Jayega by Dr Vijay Thakkar, Jhanak Jhanak Tori by Subhash Nayak, Aiye Meherbaan by Dr Kanak Saxena, Khuda Bhi Asman Se by Adv Sanjay Manek etc. had the audience enthralled. The programme rounded off before midnight to a rousing rendering of Vande Mataram by Dr. Shakuntala ably supported by a chorus.


The show was well conducted by the President of the organization Dr. Ajai Singh whose lively presence on stage motivated the singers to give off their very best.


As one witnessed the performance one felt if these were bathroom singers at one time, then this surely needs to be reported to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. The audience was well appreciative of the singers and applauded their performance throughout.


All in all, a commendable effort indeed. And worthy of duplication.       


Subhash Nayak

Chairman, Annual Day Celebrations


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