MYOM (Make Your Own Movement) and What (We Help All Those), Club presented Umeed Surron Se, a fundraising musical event on May30, 2015. MYOM is a social group that provides ‘You’ with opportunities to volunteer, create and lead your ‘own’ Movement. WHAT (We Help All Those), is an initiative that attempts to bring about positive changes in the society and enrich the quality of life for the underprivileged. The two groups joined hands to raise funds for an old age home called Madhurbhav by AJ Foundation, located at Hinjewadi.
Both the groups have been interacting with the senior citizens living in Madhurbhav. To get them better facilities and amenities, the groups took up the task of getting various people to donate for this very cause. Instead of sticking to the old ways of raising funds, the groups organized a musical concert with a twist – a celebration of music showcasing some real talented artists and individuals coming together for a great cause.
The event began with an introductory video of AJ Foundation, which was followed by short documentaries made on MYOM and What Club. This was followed with the lighting of the lamp with the chief guest Mr. Rajeev Jadhav (PCMC commissioner) and other dignitaries. Next up in line was RJ Shruti from RED FM who took charge of the show and got the music tambola to start. The rules of the game were simple – Musical tambola was similar to the way one plays a traditional number housie game. The only difference was that in place of numbers the boxes had randomly placed song names and answers to some questions related to Bollywood Trivia. RJ Shruti randomly pulled out paper chits one after another from a box. If the chit contains a song name then, “Teevra” the band members would perform the song live on the stage, and meanwhile the audience is supposed to check their tambola ticket. Or else there would be Bollywood Trivia questions that the audiences were asked and then asked to cross against their ticket.
Teevra an Indian rock band known for their superb song selection and ability to blend multiple genres of music seamlessly were the stars of the event. The band brought forth Bollywood Covers in their own unique style, which had the audience’s attention as soon as they began their performance till the very end of the show.
The event was attended by over 400 people from across the city. The concept of the whole event was interesting and enjoyed by music enthusiasts across all ages.
Funds received from Umeed Surron Se will be utilised to provide facilities like library, ICU setup, glucometer, medicines, grocery etc. and also build a home for 60 senior citizens in Nere village by setting up a Palliative care unit.
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