After the success of 2 seasons of “Dhoom Machale" dance competition, "Singing Superstar" a multilingual singing competition, "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom" a ghazal and qawwali show and Kapil Comedy Show Indian Youth Society (IYS)-Kuwait presented ‘I Love my India' on Indian Independence day, Friday August 15 at Indian Embassy Auditorium- Kuwait from 7:00 pm onwards. Standup comedian, Mimicry artist and talented singer Sugandha Mishra performed live for the first time ever in Kuwait during the event.
The program started with video presentation about IYS followed by formal welcome by Compere of the evening Shakier Shaikh. After the rendition of the national anthem India, Heart beat dance group and Friends Bangra Punjabi group entertained the audience with foot tapping dances. Indian ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain delivered Independent day message. After short message from IYS president Shabbir Qamar, Kuwaiti National Khalil Ali Ibrahim Al Khalil wished the Indians on the occasion of Independence day and expressed his gratitude towards Indians.
Sponsors of the event Sharif Mohammed Rangrej of Eternity International Travels & Tourism and IYS member Mustafa Hussein were honored with memento. Musicians Satish (Key board), Akash (Guitar), Roshan (Dolak) and Brijesh (Octapad) were introduced to the audience. With the cheer of audience, Sugandha Mishra made a grand entry with patriotic song "I love my India" from from movie Pardes. She entertained the audience with old & new songs, mimicry and jokes. She proved herself as a best entertainer with songs of different singers in their voices, mimicry of musical instruments and actors and standup comedy. Her interaction with the audience with the song" jiski Biwi...." from Laawaris was simply superb and tickled the ribs of audience to maximum. Local artists Subhasish Bhattacharya and Julia Anil entertained the audience with Hindi songs.
Indian Youth Society of Kuwait or IYS is a non-profitable organization registered with Indian Embassy of Kuwait by the initiative of a like-minded young Indians with the vision of honoring, encouraging, supporting and celebrating the Indian social & cultural values amongst the people of Kuwait. The show was a feast of entertainment with humor and music single handedly handled by talented Sugandha Mishra who was the finalist in the reality show Hero Honda - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar and also was a contestant on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.