A BIG THANK YOU from RADIO MANPASAND for the MOHD RAFI NITE !
Dear Listeners and Friends,
Ek haseen shaam ko, dil mera kho gaya !... Jee haan doston, uss haseen shaam ko hum sab ke dil kho gaye the, Rafi Sahab ki yaadon mein.
Friends, Radio Manpasand, want to say a very heartfelt Thank You for joining us last Sunday, 12th June at Cook Neighbourhood Hall for “Yaad Na Jaaye”. You came and just as we had predicted, we all took a trip together Down Memory Lane. And what a nostalgic, beautiful trip it was! One we could take again and again and never be bored. That is the magic of Rafi Sahab.
We are very grateful to all our supremely talented dancers and singers who performed on the stage for us that night. Performances make or break a show and you have to agree that every one of the performers that night did such a great job of bringing out the ‘Rafi flavour’ through their sad and happy, fast and chatpata, romantic songs - and of course the awesome classical dances. We can only say to our performers that we are honoured that you participated: Thank You Very Much. And they were: Pankaj Das, Tarun Agasti, Abhijit Deonath, Ira Patkar, Raj Subrail, Jagdish Wable, Manoj Jaychandran, Ravi Vaikyl, Vanaja Dasika, Dayeeta Sengupta, Arun Basu, Moneesha Choudhury, Dr, Rahul Samanta, Arun Basu and Vikas Randev.
Our very grateful thanks also go to our supporters for providing us their valuable support and giving away quiz and door prizes, and they are: Bharat International Belconnen; Apna Indian Bazaar, Belconnen; King of Curries, Belconnen; Chillis supermarket, Gungahlin; Monga Indian Groceries, Gungahlin; Kitchen King in Phillip; Spice World Phillip; Jabal Halal Meat & Grocery Store, Kippax; Patels Asian Grocery Store, Queanbeyan; Eros International, Sydney and Mind Blowing Films, Melbourne.
Besides them, we would also like to thank the Bengali Cultural Association; Hindu Temple & Culture Centre (HTCC), Florey; Vishnu Shiva Mandir, Mawson; ACT Office of Multicultural Affairs (DHCS); India Australia Association of Canberra (IAAC); www.Mohdrafi.com for all their generous support and Neeta’s Indian Cuisine, Gungahlin for providing a fabulous dinner and snacks, increasing everyone’s enjoyment of the show.
Nothing is more gratifying than knowing that the Community appreciated and enjoyed “Yaad Na Jaaye”. We have received encouraging feedback and we are delighted to say all of it has been positive and below are a few of them. However, if you were at the show and would like to make any suggestions, please do write and let us know. We will certainly take it on board, as our main aim is to do bring enjoyment to the local community and to do it right. Without you there would be no show.
Friends, we THANK YOU so much for being there that night, and we feel very happy that we could put up a show which brought so much enjoyment to you. We feel sad that it is over – but we do plan to come back again. As Rafi Sahab would say ….Sau baar janam lenge…”
Bahut Bahut Dhanyawaad for all your love, support and encouragement !!
Aap log lage rahiye... aur hum milte hain aapse ek chhote se break ke baad !!
Radio Manpasand on CMS FM 91.1
Hi Manish, Rafi night, kya baat hai, mazza aagya (woh bhi free main). It was beyond my expectation as I headed few time karaoke songs programs before in Canberra but this time it was very interesting and entertaining. The presentation was excellent with added visuals and commentary by Mani and Nasreen.
It reminded my teen and youth time in India, I have grown up listening Rafi songs. The selection of songs by singers was also admirable it kept the mood all evening. Dance sequences’ on Rafi songs was added another colour to the program..Really beautiful dances.
Kalpana's quiz kept audience engaged. Manish your effort on controls was the back bone of the programs though we haven’t heard your voice as RJ in the hall. Hope to see more programs like this one in the future from Radio - Tarhka maar ke!. Neeta's food was good too.
Bravo to you all organisers and thanks for making an enjoyable night. Purane gaano main dam hai, old is gold, long live Rafi's voice.
Hi Manish, Can you please convey our thanks to all the organisers and congratulate them on a very well conducted program. We know how much effort it takes to produce the smooth final result as the one on Sunday.
You do not have to hope that we enjoyed the program - we most certainly did. The format - of interspersing live performances with memories down the lane - was lovely, and provided the right mix of entertainment.
Deva and Lakshmi
Hi Nasreen, I enjoyed the program thoroughly while singing and watching and listening other performers. You, Mani and Manish did a wonderful job and so did Ajit Da at the back trying to accommodate more people than I guess expected since we had to open up the partition to put more chairs. Nasreen you have a wonderful crisp and clean voice and it reminded me of “Meena kumari” while listening to you. Next time you must sing as well. I would say a job well done and Congratulations to everybody involved with this event.
Ravi & Beena Vaikyl
Rafi has always inspired me throughout my life. I really cried when I heard his songs and saw his life-history on the slideshow. It brought back lots of my memories!
Hi Nasreen, An excellent and unique show put together by you all. Great effort!
I and my family really enjoyed every moment of it and hope everyone else too...I could see lots of really enthusiastic people around - young, old (but young at heart) :-)
Hoping to see many more of these kind in the future too... Congratulations on a job well done!
Hi Nasreen, Congrats on the successful Rafi nite show on Saturday. It went really good and you seemed to have a good crowd too. I was there for a while but had to leave early. Thanks !
Dear Manishji, Yaad na jaaye program was a memorable program indeed.
Most of the associations in Canberra have been avoiding long weekends for big events fearing thin attendance. But Yaad Na Jayee program proved to be a myth-buster and witnessed unprecedented and probably unexpected attendance. It was evident from the realignments in seating arrangements. More chairs were added to accommodate the audience.
From every measure, I think and many will agree that this event was a grand success, wonderful commentary and show of local talents.
Please keep it up. I am waiting for your next program. Namaste!
“Zindagi bhar nahi bhoolegi woh Rafi kii Nite.. Radio Manpasand kii haseenayon se mulaqat kii raat” !!..
I haven’t seen in Canberra any musical nights for years. You all should bring such musical nights more often.
Thanks Nasreen you guys had put a lot of effort organising a fantabulous show that Canberrans will remember for years to come.
I had seen Md Rafi at the Wills sponsored Filimstan night in Sept of 1979 at Cooperage Colaba. It was a great performance and a memorable one. Those days we did not have cameras, otherwise would have carried the memories on Black and White canvas. Cheers!
Dear Manish ji, Please accept our congratulations for wonderful performance of full team of Manpasand on THE NIGHT.
Sequence of programme and journey with Rafi Saheb's life was just amazing and we as audience could feel the hard work put in by your team to bring that on stage.
Choice of songs was wonderful and were sung well by performers.
We are eagerly waiting for your next show of Kishore Night.
All the very best and warm regards
Bhupinder, Sanjay and Sahiba (Malhans)
Radio Manpasand is doing good job for the community through radio, emails and website.. This musical nite was another tadka-maar feather in your cap !!
Hi All, I think you all deserve a “Big Congratulations”. You all have scored more than 7 out 10. We had 200+ audience, and I think all had a good time.
Hard work was well worth it.
Indeed this was a grand success. Congratulations to all. Hats off to you Nasreen.
I agree, it was a fantastic program!! Nasreen you have done a fantabulous, superb, excellent job, so much hard work and running around all paid off on the night. It was amazing to see so much crowd in Canberra. Good thing, many people stayed back till the end, so it was good sign.
I must say Ira Patkar’s, Vanaja’s and Dayeeta's dance performances were excellent. Loved each and every song sung by our talented bunch.
Mani Bhai aap ne to kamal he kar diya and Manish you did a wonderful job on the control, slides etc. Fantastic Team Effort........... :) Well done Guys and Gals !
Dear Manish, Mani and Nasreen, Pl accept our congrats for organising an excellent program. After a v long time we have enjoyed a musical evening.
Keep up the good work.
It was a memorable evening of all the great songs of Rafi sung by our local artists. Dance performed on 'madhuban mein radhika naacche re' was great.
Many thanks to the team of Radio Manpasand for putting such a wonderful show together.
Progamme kabile taariff tha.
Prabhat & Arti Nagaria