The countdown begins for two power-packed community events by ABPL Group this weekend on 17th and 18th June

Anand Mela, successfully running its seventh year and “Pitru Vandana – Bhuli Bisri Yaade” a musical tribute for Father's Day is geared to entertain and help enterprising individuals of the Indian diaspora

Monday 12th June 2017 08:34 EDT

When people share and experience an event as a community, it can transcend and modify their lives and the lives of others. ABPL group, that works closely with the British Asian communities have designed the events to benefit and entertain the British Asian diaspora, and to donate all the proceeds from the ticket sales of Anand Mela, to their charity partner Hope for Children. Priced reasonably at £2.50, with children below 5 going free, the event is an ultimate value-for-money. 

Bringing together big and small businesses, community entertainment, food, fun and frolic for all age-groups Anand Mela is successfully running it's 7th year and will start from the 10am to 7pm at the Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow HA3 5BD on 17th & 18th June.

The two-day mega family fest that attracts around 5000 visitors every year will have ample free parking and an easy access to the stalls and goods. A wide range of stalls from food and drinks to health and wellbeing, beauty, fashion, Indian wedding attires, banks, travel and tourism, creative decorations, will keep the attendees busy and entertained. 

To light up the stage this year, there will be cultural performances both days with established performers, community organisations and school children. Line-ups include noted singer Navin Kundra, Mira Salat of Mira Performing Arts, singer Kishan Amin, East West Fusion Dance Group, AK Dance Academy, singer Adriana Galani, London Sharad Utsav, singer Raja Kashif, Bilete Bengali Group, and Indian Ladies in the UK (ILU), besides several other classical dance and musical performances.

Among the participants for the individual performances are: Bhanu Pandya (stand-up comedy), Yaksh Rawal, Renia Banerjee, Tanisha Biswas, Adriana Galani, Shreya and Vedant, Payal Basu and group, Raja Kashif Navin Kundra and Muhammad Fahad (Singing) and Ahana, Anashmita Saha, Payal Basu & Group, Sangeeta Naik, Honey Kalaria, Meera Salat (Dancing). 

The ILU Group, which connects Indian ladies across UK, the Bilete Bengali group of the noted London Sharad Utsav will bring together multi-talented individuals from across the UK. Mira Performing Arts, which specialises in classical dance recitals, will also feature on the stage at the Mela.
Hope for Children, our Charity Partner for Anand Mela 2017. An international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood, enables vulnerable children to experience a positive childhood by improving their access to education and healthcare whilst empowering their families to support themselves.


The other event at the same location, in the evening is “Pitru Vandana – Bhuli Bisri Yaade” a musical tribute on the occasion of Father's Day on the 17th and 18th June 2017 between 6pm to 10pm, priced at £15 for the front 8 rows and £12 for the remaining rows. The tickets will includehot, freshly-made vegetarian dinner. If you buy tickets for Pitru Vandana, you get to enter Anand Mela for free.

ABPL Group's Matru Vandana or Mothers day celebrations in March-April 2017 with ace singer Maya Deepak and her entourage was a smash hit, and by popular demand, ABPL has organised a similar event to celebrate Father's Day, “Pitru Vandana – Bhuli Bisri Yaade”
The evening will be a musical tribute to the fathers who showed us our way, and have been a constant support. The event will be in The Masefield Suite, Harrow Leisure Centre, HA3 5 BD. Singers Maya Deepak, Raja Kaasheff and Rubayyat Jahan will be accompanied by Amardeep (Tabla), Sonu Gujjar (Octopad) and Hinal Pattani (Keyboard).

For the performance on the 18th June, singer Rocky will be replaced by Nimesh, Naushad will be playing the Tabla and Anantbhai the Keyboard.
There was a Pitru Vandana show at Symphony Rooms in Leicester on 9th June, and the event was a huge success with nearly 250 people turning up to enjoy and evening of old Hindi songs and mouth-watering snacks.

For tickets, contact: Kokila Patel 07875229177, Bhanubhai Pandya 07931708026 or 020 8427 3413 and Kamal Rao 07875229211.

Tickets are selling fast, so do book your tickets and we hope to see you there!

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