Gujrati Sugam Sangeet – “મન પાંચમને મેળે”

07-Feb-2010 – Gyan Sagar Amphitheatre, Borivali (W), Mumbai

Entire event went something like this…

A minute-by-minute walk through of the program

Day for Shruti team started at around 2:30pm for setting up the place for the evening.

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Few planning discussions of members

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Setting up of the counters at the gate – program banner on display

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Setup is ready. Final round of fumigation at the ground.

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Finishing touches to setup

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Artists have already come in and getting comfortable.

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Audience started walking in… volunteers helping them with coordinates.

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Artists taking up their position and setting up their instruments

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6:45pm More audience pouring in… program about to start.

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Maheshbhai starts announces start of program and introductions

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Artists to perform Shruti Vandana. Beautiful stage ambience with lamps…

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Shruti team takes position under the guidance of their mentor – Sangeeta Lahiriji. Team includes Neha Mehta, Anis Sabri, Bhavik Patel, Mahavir Shah and Aakar Pandya.

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Alap Desai took charge of Tabla for Shruti Vandana

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Shruti Vandana.. a spellbound beginning.

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Shruti team invited main artists and felicitates them with bouquet. Pulakji Lahiri greeted Ashitji Desai, while Sangeetaji Lahiri greeting Hemaji Desai in picture above.

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Shankhachur Lahiri welcoming Alap Desai

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Another lead position on the stage was poet Shri Mukesh Joshi walking the audience through the entire program along with recitals of finest new and old Gujrati poems and shayaris

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Desai family starts with Vandana…

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Amphitheatre and the ambience

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Shruti artists got opportunity to perform in-front of legendary artists like Ashijtji Desai. He too encouraged them with their performance. Bhavik, Neha, Anis and Alap performed before the first half of program. Mahavir and Aakar performed in second half of the program.

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Program was enjoyed by 1100+ people – a packed ground to the capacity.

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Program was also enjoyed few dignitaries such as Shri Vinodbhai Ghedia – Ex Deputy Mayer, Shri Yogeshbhai Sagar – MLA and Shri Kiranbhai Patel – Joint-MD – ASPEE group of companies Chief patron of Shruti.

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Hemaji’s પાન લીલું ને તમે યાદ આવ્યા walked the audience through emotional journey down memory lane

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Dignitaries – Shrui Vinodbhai Ghedia, Shri Yogeshbhai Sagar and Shri Kiranbhai Patel – releasing souvenir of the program.

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Refreshments for the audience during the break

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Volunteers helped audience to know more out about Shruti and membership details during the break.

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Another fast and dynamic performance by Shruti members – Aakar Pandya and Mahavir Shah

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Desai family gladly accepted few special requests (ફરમાઇશ) from audience and they surely got full involvement from the audience too.

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Shri Kiranbhai presenting a momento of the event to Desai family and appreciating their whole-hearted support to Shruti cause this fund-raising event

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Other Shruti artists were presented with momentos for the event by Shri Ashit Desai

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A ritual of photo session of Shruti team with artists – a satisfaction of a wonderful program is distinctly visible on each face

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Goddess Saraswati in two different forms had graced the stage with their blessings

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Dismantling the setup again… before we end the day.

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Finally a peaceful dinner for the tired but overjoyed Shruti team.

2016-12-11T23:26:21+00:00

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