EDISON, NJ (TIP): Ghazal singer Anup Jalota recently performed at Edison Hotel in Edison, NJ to help raise funds for the benefit of the victims of Uttarakhand Floods. An amount of $7,500 was raised during the show which was organized by Indian Events International in Association with Uttaranchal Association of North America and a number of New Jersey based businesses. Pritam Dimri and Bhupender Bohra briefed the audience about the tragedy in Uttarakhand hills through a video presentation.
They along with Anup Uniyal & Nitin Bhatt represented UANA and received the service award presented to UANA by Indian Events LLC. They thanked Kajol Bishnoi and Mukul Bishnoi for coordinating the show with support from Surinder Kumar and Anu Kumari of Suhag Jewelers. Jalota mesmerized the audience with rendition of Ghazals and Bhajans, such as, ‘Chand Angadiyan le raha hai’ & ‘Tere shahar ka mausam’ and Bhajans like ‘Aisi Lagi Lagan’. The audience burst into laughter when Jalota diverted from singing to cracking a few jokes during the show.
According to Kajol Bishnoi of Indian Events, the largest amount of contribution-$2500.00 came from B. B. Joshi, Chief Executive of Bank of India. Jalota presented a special recognition plaque to Joshi on the occasion. He also presented special achievement awards to Mukul Bishnoi of Rudraksham International and Surinder Kumar and Anu Kumari, owners of Suhag Jewelers. Rudraksham Intl specializes in authentic Rudraksha, Astrological Gems and Sphatik (Natural Crystal). Suhag Jewelers is well known for their 22K Gold Jewelry and Diamonds located on Oak Tree Road, Iselin, NJ.
A member of the audience said, “Anup Jalota is a renowned singer and a very generous person. We are so happy to associate him with our fund raising effort.” Anup Jalota has been honored as the “Bhajan Samrat” of India and has wowed audiences in over 5,000 shows. He is known for his versatility and artistic talent. Very talented musicians, such as Bashir Khan playing Bulbul Tarang, Amjad Ali Kawa on Tabla, Bobby Rozario on Guitar and female vocalist Preeti Seth, accompanied him.
The organizers and promoters of the show thanked Sanjiv Pandya of Radio Zindagi for anchoring the show along with sponsors Aman Tel, Mausam Restaurant for providing food at the show, Fern ‘N’ Décor for decorating the stage, MoneyDart, HAB, Volga, Apna Bazar, B4U Music, TV Asia and Rhythm Asia. 1. Ms. Kajol Bishnoi & Anup Uniyal presented the Checks to UANA President Ajay Adhikari during the annual Convention of UANA in Maryland (July 26th, 27th) in the presence of 350 people.
As per Adhikari, funds collected will be utilized for a number of services in flood ravaged Uttarakhand. The UANA will distribute medicines and provide medical help, provide drinking water to remote and affected areas, buy and send blankets, send tents to the area where all the houses are destroyed, help re-build schools and local buildings, and send solar lanterns where electricity is not available.
All this will be done with the help of direct contacts, local panchayats, school principals and local NGO’s. UANA team will also visit sites and affected areas from time to time to see the progress in the affected areas. UANA will not send cash or any form of money. It will buy whatever is required and pay for the materials.