News Letter – April 2013
From: Sr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney (International President)
Harbhajan Mann, Ms. Puja & Lehmber Enthralled Delhites on Baisakhi Day at Siri Fort Auditorium – courtesy World Punjabi Organisation
Scintillating and energetic Performances by
Harbhajan Mann, Miss. Pooja , Lehmber & Shipra together with Bhangra / Giddha, Marshal Arts were the highlights of Baisakhi celebrations that enveloped the air of Delhi on Saturday, the 13th day of April 2013. Graced by Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Honorable Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi, these Baisakhi festivities and celebrations were organized by World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) spreading the message of Love & Peace at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi where people from all walks of life joined in to the grandeur of the event.
“World Punjabi Organisation is promoting Punjabi culture and heritage and thereby uniting Punjabis staying all over the globe since last 15 years”, said Vikramjit Sahney, International President , WPO. He outlined various activities of WPO including mounting friendship delegations to Pakistan since 1998, organizing Punjabi conferences in New York, London, Dubai, Bangkok and launching World Punjabi Parliamentarian Forum to bring closer the Punjabi members of parliaments all over the world, producing mega light & sound shows such as Bole So Nihal, Guru Manyo Granth, installing statue of Shere Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Parliament House and much more. Mr. Sahney announced many social schemes by WPO such as scholarships to needy Punjabi students for higher education and training them for competitive examinations, organizing marriages of poor Punjabi girls and empowering them with vocational skills for their economic independence.
An exhilarating fervor loaded the senses of the audience of over two thousand music lovers when Mann took to stage with rendering of his popular songs one after the other. His performance entranced the audience who were found clapping their hands and tapping their feet in their seats. Ms. Puja cast a spell on the audience as she encouraged them to sing along with her. Lehmber was at his best with the fusion of folk & Punjabi bollywood. Vikramjit infused the spirit of patriotism in the gathering with his lone yet powerful rendering of the song ‘Gagan Damama Vajiya’ together with the robust marshal arts performance in the background. The evening saw the music exalting each one raising to the state of complete fulfillment and joining them all in unity of joyfulness . The event was compered by versatile anchor Satinder Satti.
On this occasion, awards and mementoes were presented to distinguished personalities of Punjabi origin who have excelled in their respective fields.
Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi being garlanded by Padma Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney, International President, WPO and Office Bearers of WPO.
Miss Pooja performing in her style.
Harbhajan Mann captivating the audience with his performance
Harbhajan Mann interacting with the audience
Audience enjoying the performances
UK Punjabi Singer Lehmber Hussainpuri’s first ever Delhi Show.
Vikramjit Sahney taking the spirit of Baisakhi to its heights with his power packed performance
Sr. Manjit Singh GK being felicitated by Sr. Vikramjit Sahney Int.President, WPO for his maiden victory in Delhi Gurdwara Elections.
Bhangra Performances by BMP Fire.
Satti at her best.