DIVYA Jyothi Jagrati Sansthan (Australia, Brisbane Branch), under the very able leadership of Sanjiv Sharma held a very successful event “Ek Shaam Kanha ke Naam” at Queensland Multicultural Centre on 31st July 2016.

The event was to mark the beginning of the Krishna Janam Aastnami celebrations, the official date of which is the 25th of August this year. There will be many organisations marking and celebrating this event during the month August, so DJJS decided to hold their function earlier on thus eliminating the risk of clashing the date with other organisations celebrations.

The function included keynote speeches by Councillor Angela Owen Taylor, representing Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Umesh Chandra and Sanjiv Sharma. The cultural performances were very well organised. The musicians were amongst some of Brisbane’s best, such as Jaggi on the Dhol, Steven on the keys and Subrato on his multi instrument percussion setup.

The dances were colourful, energetic and rhythmic, so much so that audience could not help but join in. The dances included, classical, Dandia, Giddah, and the ever popular Bhangra. The highlight of the show was the enactment of Krishan Lila by the members of DJJS Brisbane; the well scripted play was complimented by talented artists and appropriate costumes.

Satwant Sachar, one of the sponsors was so impressed that he took to the mike pledging his support for future functions of DJJS, QMC hall has excellent AV provisions and hence the sound was very good and the especially created sideshow for the backdrop was visually pleasing. The main auditorium was the right size venue for this event accommodating all the patrons. Dinner was served in the foyer area.

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