The Theorsophical Society (Bangalore) to raise funds for their new building
Presented by NADAM
SUNEHRI YAADEIN, a retro musical extravaganza featuring the renowned voice of Anil Bajpai who will be presenting some of the Mohd. Rafi classics of yester years. Singing with him will be well known playback singers Samanvitha Sharma and Govind Kurnool and the music will be orchestrated by Pradeep Patkar and team.
About the Artists:
Anil Bajpai – Originally from the City of Tansen, Gwalior, Anil has been performing in Mumbai, all over India and abroad since the past 13 years. He has had the honour of performing in the presence of and receiving appreciation from Rafi Saab’s family and legends such as O.P. Nayyar, Ravi, Sonik Omi, Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Vyjanthimala Bali and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Anil has sung with renowned playback singers Suresh Wadekar, Sudesh Bhosle, Amit Kumar, Hariharan, Unni Menon, Jeyachandran, Poornima, and revered musicians from Bollywood such as Late Shri Manohari Singh.
Samanvitha Sharma: One of the most popular faces today in Bangalore as a sought after singer and anchor, Samanvitha has rapidly and steadily carved a niche for herself in the cultural scene of the garden city. She has shared stage with celebrities like Hema Malini, Sharmila Tagore, Waheeda Rehman, Helen and so on. She is a playback singer in the Kannada film industry with many recent hits to her credit. She is a regular face on regional television and also works as a music composer. She has travelled to the USA and Canada and given several performances. She is a classical dancer and guru. She is an engineer who has given up a lucrative software job to pursue a career in art. As an art entrepreneur, she conducts several charity art and entertainment events through her organization “Saama” (Centre for Art and Entertainment).
Govind Kurnool: A young and fast growing artist from Bangalore, Govind shot to fame as a child prodigy through the reality show Zee Saregama. He is training in Hindustani classical vocal and has rendered playback for Kannada films. He has been honoured with the Achiever Award by LIC, India. He recently performed at the Thai Kannada Sangha in Bangkok and Indian Cultural Centres – Texas and Vestal – New York
About the Theosophical Society ( Bangalore) and the Cause
Over the years the Theosophical society of Karnataka has funded many programs through their charitable work. Their active work in the education and health sectors has funded operations of village schools by providing study materials, uniforms, awareness camps, scholarships, free coaching classes etc. The society has also raised funds for helping differently abled people by giving them financial aid to help start their businesses, by providing mobility equipment, in organising health camps, getting the needy timely surgeries and medical attention.
The Theosophical Society was formed in New York on the 17th of November 1875, and was incorporated at Chennai (Madras) on the 3rd of April 1905. Its three declared Objectives are :
•To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
•To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
•To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
The Cause : The main branch of the Karnataka Theosophical Federation is situated on KR Road, Bangalore. There are 4 branches in Bangalore of which the Malleswaram branch situated on 8th cross, Malleswaram was started 100 years ago as one small building constructed on a plot donated by a member for the activities of the Theosophical Society. The Malleswaram Lodge, as it is called, was inaugurated by Ms. Annie Besant herself. The building is now old and is unsafe for use. The building has to be re-built and funds have to be raised for the same. The Society has no income of its own. The cost of the building which includes one hall, library, toilet, kitchen, lecture rooms etc is estimated to be around at least Rs. 50 lakhs.
The members of the Karnataka Theosophical Federation (KTF), Bangalore, have sought support from NADAM in organizing the events in order to raise funds for the above mentioned cause of reconstruction of the KR Road building. The founder-directors- Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan will be raising awareness and funds from both these events.
Tickets are priced at Rs 500 upwards and available on http://www.bookmyshow.com
Saturday | 25th March 2017 | 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM
Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
Directions to the Venue : http://goo.gl/maps/tquFl