DHUN musical concert held in NY Indian Consulate celebrating Independence Day

On Aug. 12, 2023, the DHUN Musical Group performed at the Indian Consulate in New York to celebrate India’s 77th Independence Day which falls on Aug. 15. PHOTO: DHUN

The Consulate General of India, New York hosted the DHUN Musical Group for an India Independence Day special musical concert on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

The DHUN Musical Group, founded by Rajeev Singh, focuses on identifying and encouraging local tri-state talent and giving it a platform. It has been performing at various events and for numerous organizations, fundraising events as well as hosting musical events of its own.

India’s Vice Consul Pragya Singh spoke at the event, thanking  DHUN for presenting this special concert and recalling its August 13, 2021 performance for India 75th Independence Day.

The guest of honor was Dr Avinash Gupta, executive vice president of the Federation of Indian Associations – NY/NJ/CT and the chairman of the Shri Siddhivinayak Temple USA. Dr. Gupta is a well known cardiologist and a social worker.

Special guests and members of the DHUN Musical Group pose for a photo at the August 12, 2023, musical concert for India’s Independence Day. PHOTO: DHUN

In his message Dr Gupta appreciated and thanked India’s Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, diplomats and staff of the consulate for their exceptional work in bringing the Indian American community closer to the Indian government. He also appreciated and thanked Rajeev Singh for promoting Indian musical arts in America and providing a platform to new talent.

Several other community leaders and dignitaries attended, including chief trustee of the Shree Siddhivinayak temple Dr. Geeta Gupta who is also a physician and social worker, and  Bihar Foundation’s vice chairman Ranjeet Kumar.

The talented singers of the team DHUN included Sandeep Singh, Amrisha Singh who was also the host of the event, Rajib Sarkar, Bhavisha Patel, Vasanti Anand and Rajeev Singh.

Several community organizations helped to make the event a success, including FIA -NY/NJ/CT; Shree Siddhivinayak Temple USA, BJANA (Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America), BITSAANA (BIT Sindri Alumni Association of North America), IFM (India-US Forum of Monroe Township NJ) , Bihar Foundation, and Lions International Club.

Media covering the event included ITV Gold, Parikh Worldwide Media, TV Asia and Mana TV.



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