On the occasion of 33rd Anniversary of Prabhata Samgiita a public event was organised by Ananda Marga Canada at Malton Community Center, Mississauga, Ontario, on Sunday September 13 from 4 – 8 p.m. The event featured song, dance and instrumental music (Samgiita) as well as introduction to Ananda Marga and was open to the public with attendance of over 70 people.
The concert commenced with collective meditation and offering reverence to Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar, the composer of the Prabhata Samgiita songs. After a short introduction the performances began featuring teenagers, Ananda Margiis, and guest artists. There was a team of musicians accompanying the songs with harmonium, tabla, and other percussion instruments. Brother Anirvan gave introduction to Ananda Marga, sister Amelia introduced Shrii P.R. Sarkar’s concept of Art for Service and Blessedness. Chief Guest speaker was Mani Singh (a realty businessman and politician). It was inspiring to see many young performers with great skill and everyone contributed in their unique way. The vocal performances were varied with dance performances of Indian classical dance choreographed with Prabhata Samgiita songs by Kiirtana Dave, Divya Deonarain and Taruna Deonarain.
Professional Singer: Rachna Mehra, Nilini Chaitan and Malini Mangroo, Thakur ji and Seeta ji
Tabla Players and Singers: Davon, Gopaul Deonarain, Parvesh Maraj, Stephen Ragbhir, and Jagrit Panday.
Speakers: Purvesh Dave, Avanish Panday, Amelia, Inesh Kannuthurai, E-han Kannuthurai David (Devanath), Davon
Sound System: Bohit Harnam, Sunildat Sugrim,
Co-ordinators: Vishnu Jairam, Sunildat Sugrim, Sister Geeta , Sister Amanda, and Ac. Parinirvanananda Avt.
Place was reserved by Kiishoorii Ma, Food was prepared and served by Punya Kirpal.
The flyer for the event and on-site professional photography were made by Vivek Wu.
Acarya´s attending were: Ac. Parinirvanananda Avt., Ac. Dayashiilananda Avt., Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt. and Avt. Ananda Rupadhara Ac.
All the help from Margiis (GTA) Toronto, Cambridge, London, Brampton made Prábháta Samgiita Divas Successful.
Prabhata Samgiita Divas celebrated also in New York, Houston, Dallas and Monterrey
It was 4 pm when the Margi in Dallas started celebrating Prabhata Sangiita Anniversary by singing for more than one hour only the Songs of the New Dawn. As few margi could not participate due to family obligations, they were included on Skype and they sang the songs too. At 5:15 Kiirtan started and it was blissful with more than 10 margi present together with Dada Advayananda and Dada Vimaleshananda. At the end of Dharma Cakra prasad was shared and also the announcement for the inauguration of the New Jagrti in New York which is happening on October 1st. Margi of Dallas are well organized with a few young margi taking initiative and responsability. They are looking for a suitable place for a regional retreat which they are planning for October 10.
Image from Houston unit’s Prabhat Samgiit celebrations held on Sept 12th.