Indian Harmonica Day is too good for the harmonica lovers and the best part is that year after the year it has been celebrated in various cities across India like Hyderabad,Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Burdwan etc.
Indian Harmonica Day day or the IHD was initiated during the IMP Meet 2012, Kolkata (Indian Mouthorgan Players’ Meet) organised in association with Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad (HaLoH) and Kolkata Harmonica Association (KHA) formerly called as Indian Harmonica Association (IHA) on 18th August, 2012
Harmonica Lovers from various cities feeling like a day dedicated to the harmonica is the perfect opportunity to organize harmonica concerts by roping in the great harmonica players , also to encourage new and emerging harmonica players- to build up a treasury of the old and new in the world of harmonica. Music after all is the greatest unifier in humanity and no event is better recognized or defined than by music which defines and completes a perfect human social and aesthetic experience.
Consistently for the 4th year HaLoH team celebrated “Indian Harmonica Day” on 22nd November 2015 at Prasad Labs Preview Theatre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. 22nd November was the birthday of Father of Harmonica in India -Late Shri Milon Gupta, who popularized harmonica in India with his melodies and taught to play Harmonica to many Harmonica Lovers. This event was sponsored by M/s NMDC Limited, M/s Agromech and M/s Globion.
Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad (HaLoH) organized a Karaoke musical nite on Harmonica. The programme was a grand success with grand audience comprising music lovers from all walks of life Young and old both enjoyed the program equally. The audience enjoyed the performances of all the Harmonica Lovers. They clapped along and enjoyed the renditions.
Chief Guest- Harmonica Jadugar Ashok Bhandari from Delhi , mesmerised the audience along with HaLoH members and other guests –Shri Rajeev Srivastava from Mumbai, Shri Sanat Kumar from Chennai and Shri Tapan Maharana from Odisha.
Those who wish to know more about Shri Ashok Bhandari may click on the link below....
Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad Col C.P.Sriram anchored this event
Team HaLoH welcomes guests.
Shri Ashok Bhandari and Shri Vinayak Bhosekar and Baby Annapurna lighting the lamp
Shri Ashok Bhandari being felicitated by HaLoH.
The joy on the faces of Harmonica Lovers is inexplicable.
HaLoH thanks the visitors and all the members for the success of this programme.
Mobilising the funds :
Team HaLoH performed for Hyderabad Bangalee Samity's BIJAYA SAMMELANI-2015 thus they added funds to for organising this event apart from Volunteer contributions and sponsorships.
The event came to an end with Shri Vinayak Bhosekar giving the vote of thanks. After this fabulous harmonica evening -we are all now looking forward to the next IHD 2016.
We breathe harmonica!