By Asian Media USA ©
Chicago IL: Pratibha Jairath (Bollywood Sargam) and Altaf Bukhari (A. B. Entertainment) organized an astounding Diwali Party on the evening of Nov 3rd at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove with an attendance of close to 500 people dressed in vibrant and stunning outfits. The venue was buzzing with excitement as people started to walk in half hour before the party time.
The best part of this event was that it was not merely a musical extravaganza and variety show but it included people from different religions, states, and communities of India to once again show unity in our diverse India. After all, the festivals are about celebration and bringing out the good spirit, friendships and alliances.
Pratibha Jairath, the host and organizer of the event opened the evening with welcoming guests and presenting a prayer and Diwali Badhai in a creative style. For Lamp lighting, she started out by first inviting Mr. Sunil Shah from New York Life to say a few words followed by Mr. Anil Loomba (Home Mortgage Solutions), Dr. Anuja Gupta (project Veranda), Sponsor Mr. Anil Kumar Sharma, Co-organizer Mr. Altaf Bukhari. Shen then proceeded further and invited her consistent supporters and well known generous personalities like Mr. Brij Sharma (IEM President and UPA BOARD), Dr. Surinder Jain of Ashyana and Mr. Om Dhingra (UPA and HTC BOARD)..
The musical segment began by Pratibha Jairath who started with Diwali segment of Piya Tose continuing with both classical and new numbers such as Thode Badmash from Sanwariya and other hits like Channa Mereya. Within 15 minutes, the dance floor was full with energetic folks ready to rock.
Anil Sharma, a well-known established singer with a powerful voice mesmerized folks with Kishore kumar classics such as Neele Neele Amber, Dil kya kare and Arjit Singh’s hits like suno na sangemarmar.
Raju Bankapur, another well-known multi-talented singer kept folks on dance floor with lots of new and Bollywood hits such as Bacnha ae haseeno. His rendition of Badan pe sitare brought Sunil Ji and friends on dance floor.
Raju Bankapur’s flute numbers and Anil Sharma’s Mahobbat barsa and some unique numbers were applauded by all. The slide show of excerpts from films matching with song being performed was a great touch, thanks to Mr. Virender Kothari. Ms Jairath thanked her several friends for showing awesome support by bringing different circles and special mention to decoration and reception team starting with Vandana Bankapur and Asha Mehta.
Pratibha Jairath’s Qwali item with her friends became the talk of the town. It was a mix of few Qwaalies. It is such things that made this party a multi-dimensional variety show. Hitesh Masters’ Saregama Orchestra team with talented duos Kafi Khan and Richard Christian added ‘Char Chand’ to this musical Diwali party. The Ashiyana banquet food was sumptuous and appreciated by all.
Anil Loomba commented ‘Pratibha how do you bring people from different walks of life?’ She said “It is not me, the total credit goes to my friends that bring tables after tables, generous sponsors, a number of associations such as FIA, UPA and A.B entertainment of Altaf Bukhari and so many other alliances.