Gadchiroli Nov. 11 (District Correspondent) The evening of the first day of Diwali, the festival of lights, was accompanied by melodious tunes as the ‘Ajab-Gajab Vichar Manch’, had organized a musical concert, continuing its tradition of the last ten years and served the feast of melodious songs to the Gadchirolians.
The speciality of this year’s programme was that the fans got the feast of two musical concerts, one in the evening and one in the morning. This double explosion of the Saptasuras turned out to be the joyful event for the people of Gadchiroli.
In the evening concert, Hindi songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s were presented. The concert organized at the local Vidyabharati High School and Junior College was started by renowned classical singer Pt. Gunwant Ghatwai with his ‘Vakratunda Mahakaya’, a hymn to Ganesha. Singer Sarang Joshi then performed the qawwali ‘Shirdiwale Saibaba’ and set the concert ablaze. After that, when singer Shreya Kharle-Tanksale sang ‘Raat Ka Samaam- Jhume Chhandam’, many fans reached the golden era of bold songs in Bollywood.
Mukul Pandey’s song ‘Mai Zindagika Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya’ evoked the memory of late Mohammed Rafi, singer Radha Thengadi reprised the tunes with ‘Piya Tose Naina Lage Re’. Gadchiroli’s daughter-in-law classical singer Nikita Chandankhede’s song ‘Lag Ja Gale’ left fans in awe. The duet songs ‘Gata Rahe Mera Dil’, ‘Chup Gaye Sare Najare’, ‘Hasata Huwa Nurani Chehra’, the old song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu’ along with the recent ‘Hava Ke Zonke’ were also performed.
The melodious song ‘Aaj Mausamon’ the qawwali ‘Chadhata Suraj Dhire- Dhire Dhalta Hai Dhal Jayaaga’ which effectively narrates the impermanence of life was also performed. Apart from this, the qawwali ‘Chadhata Suraj Dhee Dhee Dhalta Hai Dhal Jayaaga’ which effectively narrates the impermanence of life was also performed. Pt. Gunwant Ghatwai also brought colours in the second half with the song ‘O Meri Johrajabi’.
The concert concluded by giving a bouquet of tunes to the fans, singing two to four lines of some songs from the 60s and 70s. Principal Dr. Rajabhau Munghate, Shamsher Khan Pathan, Principal Leena Hakim, Dr. Milind Narote, Arvind Katratwar, Santosh Tangapalliwar, Ravi Wasekar, Raju Bomanwar etc. were the main presence. Satish Trinagariwar, Ashutosh Korde, Sachin Moon, Satish Viddate, Nandkishore Kathawate, Vishram Hokam, Subhash Dhandre, Milind Umre of Ajab-Gajab Vichar Mancha, Suraj Khobragade, Praveen Khadse, Dattu Sutrapawar, Dr. Prashant Chalakh, Prateek Barshinge extended necessary cooperation for the programme.
When the programme just started, the power supply was interrupted. For almost half an hour the organizers were trying to fix the technical glitch. But the fans did not leave their seats at all. Although the lights were out, the concert crowd was full. As soon as the technical fault was cleared and the power supply started, the music started again and the music lovers enjoyed it till the end with full attention and applauses.