Ut­taran­chal Wing’s cul­tural evening en­thralled the au­di­ence with mes­meris­ing per­for­mances

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MUS­CAT: The en­thu­si­asm of the or­gan­is­ers and the per­form­ers was at its peak at the 13th an­nual cul­tural event of Ut­taran­chal Wing of In­dian So­cial Club Oman. The 2018 ver­sion of an­nual cul­tural event was held re­cently in the Club’s mul­ti­pur­pose hall with a range of per­for­mances pre­pared by the tal­ented mem­bers of the wing.

The theme, ‘Cel­e­bra­tions’, was based on pop­u­lar po­ems and songs rep­re­sent­ing Hi­malayan beauty, rich veg­e­ta­tion, serene en­vi­ron­ment, gur­gling rivers and on top of it, the ut­most sim­plic­ity of peo­ple cel­e­brat­ing life with joy.

The cul­tural event held an­nu­ally was or­gan­ised to bring to­gether the lo­cal tal­ents and en­ter­tain the mem­bers of the Ut­taran­chal Wing of ISC, who largely be­long to the North In­dian state of Ut­tarak­hand.

The event, true to the na­ture of state cul­ture, be­gan with a prayer fol­lowed by yoga by chil­dren, dance per­for­mance by the chil­dren, be­fore a wel­come speech by the Con­vener of the wing Govind Negi, who thanked all the par­tic­i­pants and ad­mired their en­thu­si­asm of com­plet­ing the prepa­ra­tion in a very short time out of their busy sched­ule. He also thanked the mem­bers and the in­vi­tees for at­tend­ing the pro­gramme in large num­bers.

They hoped to present more pro­grammes of such na­ture in the com­ing year. This was fol­lowed by a string of ‘folk dance’, ‘cou­ple dance’, ‘fu­sion dance’ by the young mem­bers, who have been work­ing hard for months to present an event packed with cul­tural en­ter­tain­ment.

The chief guest C M Sar­dar, Vice- Chair­man of ISC and pop­u­lar leader in the com­mu­nity, in his speech ap­pre­ci­ated or­gan­is­ers for the for­mat of the cul­tural event and shared few in­ter­est­ing facts about the ‘Devb­hoomi’ (the land of deities), the name Ut­taran­chal state is pop­u­larly known by.

Dr Rakesh Bel­wal, a se­nior mem­ber of the wing and an As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Busi­ness in Oman for the past 11 years, elu­ci­dated chronol­ogy of his­tor­i­cal events that took place in state and how the state has evolved to the present form. He also shed some light on the his­tor­i­cal facts of Ut­tarak­hand re­gion and its con­tri­bu­tion in the In­dian Free­dom Move­ment.

He en­light­ened the au­di­ence cit­ing the lyrics of the fa­mous folk songs and pro­vided a de­scrip­tive ac­count of the cul­tural events, folk, and the­atres from the re­gion.

In­deed, it proved to be a warm evening for many who not only came to­gether and en­joyed the show but also made few new friends from their home state.

The event con­cluded with a vote of thanks from Shiv Bahuguna, Co-con­vener of the wing, who pro­fusely thankedall the role play­ers, par­tic­i­pants, vol­un­teers, pho­tog­ra­phers and the team lead­ers.

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