In a new initiative to keep a check with the pollution control norms, Rajmahal Banquets in Malad West has introduced the concept of ‘Silent Garba’ nights. Garba is an important part of Navratri that is celebrated to mark the victory of good over the evil and worshipping Goddess Durga.

During this festival, Garba events are organised in various parts of the country for people to groove and enjoy the Navratri festival. While it is a norm to restrict the use of loudspeakers post 10 PM , Garba organiser of a particle Banquet Hall in Mumbai‘s Malad East have come up with an idea of soundless Garba. This form of Garba will enable people to dance on the songs of their choice using headphones till 2 AM at night.

As per reports, the event that has been organised in an air-conditioned hall will have live music from 7 PM to 10 PM, after which people will switch to headphones.

The concept seems to have attracted many residents of the area that have resulted in an increase in bookings.
Aboli Anand, the director of Rajmahal Banquets said to have got the idea of ‘Silent Garba’ from Bollywood movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s ‘Silent Disco’ scene. Anand was quoted saying, “Since it was already shown in a Bollywood film, we thought the youth would be excited by the concept. And we can also do good to the environment. We all need to do our bit in whatever way we can.”

A specially-designed headphone has been introduced for the purpose, where the listener are given the choice of selecting music from — traditional Garba music, Bollywood songs and fusion music. People form groups on the basis of their music preferences which are highlighted by the colour-coded lights on their headphones. The participants can further regulate the volume of the music.

First Published | 25 September 2017 10:27 AM
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