SwarTaal Musicals and GOPIO-Manhattan chapter organized a Valentines Day Musical Evening to raise funds for the chapter’s new initiative ‘Community Feeding’ in New York City. The fundraiser was initiated by singer Pallavi Verma Belwariar of SwarTaal Musicals who is also Founding Life Member of GOPIO-Manhattan with active coordination by Dr. Jaya Daptardar, Vice President of GOPIO-CT. The Manhattan chapter’s new initiative sponsors the Interfaith Services providing food to homeless and the needy on every last Monday of the month at the Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan. The chapter started supporting this program since December 2020.
Singer Belwariar was joined by singers Kedar Godbole, Leena Damle and Kashyap Jani. Dr. Daptadar compered the program and served as the MC. The evening program was filled with love and romantic songs of the yester years of Bollywood music.
New York based India’s Deputy Consul General Shatrugna Sinha was the chief guest who complimented GOPIO for its new initiative. Consul for Community Affairs A.K. Vijayaraghavan was also present at the event.
GOPIO Chairman Dr. Thomas Abraham said that the GOPIO-Manhattan chapter has done exemplary work since it was launched in September 2020. He spoke on the new initiative and then introduced the chief guest. GOPIO-Manhattan Executive Vice President Rajasekhar Vangapati spoke about chapter activities and requested everyone to become member of the chapter while President Shivender Sofat thanked all singers for supporting the new initiative.