Guyana: The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will next Sunday stage a mega concert by Indian playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan. The event is billed for the Guyana National Stadium.
Sunidhi Chauhan is a world renowned singer who has had numerous blockbuster hits during her career as one of India’s foremost playback singers.
Popular for her superhit songs like Desi Girl, Ishq Sufiyaana, Dhoom Machale, Aaja Nachle, Sheila ki Jawani, Kamli, Dilliwali Girlfriend, Kachi Kaliyaan, Thaare Vaste, Aayo re aayo re and numerous others, Sunidhi has also been nominated for and won several awards including the prestigious Indian International Film Awards, ZEE Cine Awards, Filmfare Awards, Global Indian Music Awards, Star Screen Awards and Mirchi Awards. She has a number of international collaborations to her credit including the huge hit “Heartbeat” with Enrique Iglesias.
Guyanese have enjoyed Sunidhi’s songs for years and the Sabha has no doubt that they will greatly appreciate Sunidhi’s cocert as they did previous concerts held by the Sabha, featuring Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan.
Sunidhi will be coming to Guyana with a troupe of about 25 persons including singers, musicians and technical personnel.
Sunidhi’s concert is being held by the Dharmic Sabha as a fundraiser for the construction of its new Dharmic Rama Krishna Secondary School and expanded Primary School at Pattensen, East Coast Demerara and towards the operational costs of Bal Nivas, the Sabha’s Shelter in Ankerville, Berbice for children who are victims of abuse.
Bal Nivas, which was opened in 2014 and funded from earlier concerts held by the Sabha, currently houses 34 children. The Sabha provides them with shelter, food, clothing, school supplies, uniforms, staff support, counselling and all other requirements. More than 25 of the children attend schools in the community. The current cost of running the shelter is some $600, 000 monthly and this is likely to go up with the increase in population.
Children are directed to Bal Nivas by the Child Protection Agency. The Sabha covers all the costs of the Shelter through its fundraising activities and donations received.
The new Dharmic Rama Krishna School Project was launched in November 2015 and will provide high quality education to children at the Primary and Secondary levels in line with the national curriculum in addition to providing cultural, religious, moral and sports education with an aim of producing well rounded individuals who could make a positive contribution to Guyana.
The Sabha currently runs the Dharmic Rama Krishna Play, Nursery and Primary School in Barr Street, Kitty which has been achieving excellent results over its more than 15 years of existence and boasts a well trained and experienced teaching and management staff. There have been calls over the years for the Sabha to extend the school to the Secondary level.
Tickets can be bought from Red Mango – Robb Street, Bhagwan’s – Water Street, E-Networks – all locations, Harinarine & Sons – Regent Street, M & M Snackette near the Harbour Bridge and the Dharmic Kendra. They cost VVIP all inclusive $20,000; VIP numbered seating $6,000; General Seating $2,500; and standing $1,500.
Paid parking within stadium is also available for $1,000. Persons can also call 227-6181 or 219-1900 for more information.