After the grand success of "Jai- Ho" Sukhwinder Singh Live In Concert, with Apna Bharat Society – Kuwait organized another extravaganza 'Shukran Ya Kuwait' live an unplugged Concert on Friday, 2 May 2014 at Dr Kamel Al-Rayes Auditorium, American International School, Maidan Hawally- Kuwait from 7:00 pm onwards.
The event was organized as a token of appreciation to the great country Kuwait which has given shelter; chance to earn daily bread and better future to many nationalities. The event featured the famous singing sensation Benny Dayal and playback singer Shefali Alvares.
The program started with national anthem of Kuwait and India followed by an introduction video of NGO “Apnalaya” in India. The NGO was founded in 1973 to help children living in slums towards a better life. It strives to achieve this through urban community development projects in Mumbai.
Compere of the evening RJ Rachana and Merwin Perreira formally welcomed the audience with introduction of event. Foot tapping group dances were performed by ‘Dancing Divas’(Choreographer Jyoti Patel). A raffle draw sponsored by Huawei for entry passes was conducted and winners were rewarded with attractive mobile sets.
Singing sensation Benny Dayal made his entry with slow songs. Starting off with Jaise muje tum mil gayi, Nazre Milana, Nee Pogu (Tamil), Dil se re, Masakkali, Dum Dum ye mast hai, Benny Dayal Live had the crowd grooving from the moment the singer took over the microphone.
The unplugged music with acoustical instruments was a special experience for the audience. HE Sunil Jain- Ambassador of India to Kuwait and Mohammed F. AlFaij- Deputy Chairman of Malikiah Group honored Kuwait’s reputed Indian Business men Mohinder Singh Sahni, MA Asad Aleem Khan and Satish Sharma for their achievements and very long stay in Kuwait.
A souvenir was released by HE Sunil Jain and Mohammed F. AlFaij. Both of them spoke few words appreciating the efforts of Apna Bharath Society to bring this event to Kuwait audience. Mohammed F. AlFaij was honored with a Momento by HE Sunil Jain.
Kuwait's Kishore Kumar fame Mubarak Al Rashed Al Aazmi made his entry with Hindi oldies such as Are Diwano, Tumse milke, Ek Hasina thi which thrilled the audience experiencing a Kuwaiti singing Hindi songs. Shefali Alvares entertained the audience with her high voltage songs ‘Chura liya hai’, ‘My name is Sheela’, ‘Party on my mind’, ‘Hookah Bar’, ‘subah hone na de’ and so on.
Akash Panwar, the president of Apna Bharat Society Kuwait and Benny Dayal honored the sponsors and supporters (Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/Kuwait) with mementoes. Mubarak and Benny Dayal ensured the maximum enjoyment for the audience with evergreen oldies such as Pyar Manga Hai, Tumi se, Dil Kya Karen, Roop tera mmastana, Jab Hum Jawan honge and Aaja Aaja.
Benny asked audience to give standing ovation to Kuwaiti singer Mubarak for his extra ordinary skill of singing Hindi songs. Later Benny along with Shefali rocked the stage with fast numbers such as Min aur tum, Disco Diwane, Ishqwala love, I am a disco dancer, Bachna Ye hasino, chumma chumma, Lat Lag Gayee, A for etc. Benny Dayal was at his best as he belted out his popular numbers and also sang a mashup of songs ranging from slow to fast.
The fun-filled evening came to a close with Benny crooning 'Badtameez dil' amidst much cheering from the crowd. The musicians for the unplugged event were Alok Merein (Key board), Allwyn (percussion), Daniel (Drums), Carl (Bass Guitar) and Joshua (Guitar).
The event was sponsored by TIK TOK, Eternity International Tours & Travels, Huawei, Crowne Plaza, Al Mutawa & Sahni Co, OSN – HD Entertainment, Bustan Al Khaleeji Co, BEC Exchange, Kuwait Swedish Cleaning Co, Pastamania, Majdi food, American Tourister, Al Yasra food and London Dairy. Sound and lights were provided by Camco Global. The event was Supported professional event organizers- Creative Indian Association & Dancing Divas.
Apna Bharat Society – Kuwait is a non-political, non profitable and non commercial organization established in the year 2010 by a group of professionals with purpose to serve community in Kuwait and India. Its mission is to develop and help community with a message of humanity and hardworking to build a strong nation and peaceful & prosperous world.
Previously organized events like “Jai Ho – Live In Concert by Sukhwinder Singh" Sport activities (Cricket tournament in Salmiya, Badminton tournament in Hawally etc.) Educational opportunity for a cause, Job helps for needy through online media etc. The group has succeeded to serve our community with no boundaries.
- Report & Pics: Wilson Saldanha Shirthady/Kuwait