Glorifying, floral and Musical tributes were paid today on 11.05.2019 to two community legends namely Sur samrat Vijay Malla ji who was a noted singer & Sarwanand Koul Premi ji who was a well known poet on their death anniversaries which was on 9th and 1st May respectively by all prominent organisations of NCR. The programme was organised by ATHROT in collaboration with KECSS, Delhi which was suppprted by All India Kashmiri Samaj(AIKS), Jammu Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM), Kashmir Samiti Delhi, KSS Faridabad, Save Sharda Committee, Tika Lal Taploo Foundation, Y4PK and Roots in Kashmir.
Program began with floral tributes being paid by all to the legends which was followed a Musical tribute being paid to them by younger generation of Artists from Jammu & NCR.
A poem of Sarwanand Koul Premi dedicated to Mata Saraswati was composed and sung by Vanshika Bhat in the beginning followed by prominent songs of Vijay Malla ji presented by Himanshi Raina, Bhavik Pandita, Vansh Pandita, Upasana , Sharad Pandita, Vishal Pandita, Chhavvi Koul, Sagar Koul and Vanshika Bhat. Following bhajans were sung by young artists.
1. Sagar Koul – chane lolich dagderi
2. Himanshi Raina- meha cham mai cheni
3. Chhavvi Koul – Me mashuq havina paan
4. Vishal Pandita- zind rozne bapat
5. Bhavik – darshan dokh chale
6. Vansh Pandita- Eim hure me nunum
7. Upasana Pandita- Maej chai aekher Maej Assan.
8. Vanshika Bhat – Na drav nachne
9. Sharad Pandita.. kawo chuk tch wadas.
Sh M K Kaw Rtd IAS and Community icon was the Chief Guest who appreciated Athrot for taking such initiatives on regular basis and lauded the efforts of Athrot in keeping the culture alive. The familes of Sursamrat Vijay Malla & Sarwanand Koul Premi were presented a memento as token of love from community and from Mrs Shivraj Pandita who is an admirer of these legends.
All the performers were felecitated on the occasion by Athrot, KECSS and by Mrs Shivraj Pandita. Kehwa break was provided by Saal Flavours and event was well anchored by Deepti Tikoo, welcome address was read by Kanwal Peshin while as vote of thanks was presented by Dr Rajinder Tikoo. The programme was witnessed by a galaxy of audiences from NCR despite of high temperature. All organisations appreciated the efforts of Athrot. A video clip dedicated by Ravi Mech R K Bhan had made a profile of Sursamrat Vijay Malla which was liked by all he was felicitated for his contribution to music world .
The audience was spell bound by the mesmerising performance of the young artists.