New Delhi: NGO Nehru Bal Sangh (NBS) on Wednesday conducted the 4th edition of their entertainment extravaganza ‘Jashn-e Azadi’ event at Jawarhar Lal Nehru stadium in New Delhi.
Eminent personalities from different spheres of life including Bollywood Director Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Internationally acclaimed director Deepa Mehta, Somnath Bharti, Korean Ambassador Hyuan Choo, GD Bakshi graced the occasion.
Directed by Santosh Nair, the 75 minute entertainment bonanza was specially conceptualized and choreographed by Audio Visual Contemporary Dance & Musical production, based on Patriotic songs of pre and post Independence era.
To add more zeal to the celebration, this year Jashn e Azadi brought together 2 great countries of Asia; India & South Korea, on a single stage to celebrate the festival of Independence, as both the countries share their Independence Day.
Describing the motive behind the event, Ashok Sahota, President, Nehru Bal Sangh said, “Jashn-e Azadi is a tribute to the countless sacrifice made by our countrymen on the altar of Independence and a showcase of our journey of nation building, after the independence, culmination into the fast rising global powerhouse that India is, today.”
Moments before the Indian-Korean students began their performance; NBS President said that you would have never witnessed a show like this.
Speaking about the cultures of the two countries, Korean Ambassador Hyuan Choo said, “We have come here to enjoy our different cultures.”
The first act of the evening was knocked by a group of South Korean performers. The performance was a great display of martial arts and dance.
Another dance sequence was based on Independence Day ‘theme’ songs like ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’ and ‘Jaya Jaya Matram.’
The director of the show beautifully crafted the art of storytelling with the combination of small documentaries and dance performance to narrate the story of independence of India.
Last but not the least, a ‘zero vertical’ dance performance (dancers performing martial arts while hanging in the air) stunt the audience.
Speaking about the event, Sholay film director Ramesh Sippy said, “I have been overwhelmed. The performance were beautifully choreographed and coordinated.”
On being asked what was his famous dialogue from the film ‘Sholay’, Sippy said, “Kitne aadmi the.”