The iconic London station of Waterloo witnessed a unique event. Two Indian forums mark the arrival of Navaratri with scintillating Garba performances….reports Asian Lite News. Pics by Savvy Niyogi, Tony Augustine and Vineet Johri
Indians in London Group and Inspiring Inspiring Women group bring the joyous festive spirit of the great country to the heart of the U.K with a special event. Commuters had a feast of colourful Indian tradition just before the commencement of Navratri celebrations. The event was exclusively performed by non-professionals!
Entire dance was choreographed by Ms. Darshini Joshi, Founder of “Sanskriti Guru,” within 10 days. The first performance lasted five minutes and amongst continuous cheering and applauses and once more requests, there was another set performed right after the first one. The whole atmosphere was euphoric and filled up with enthusiastic cheers and colourful display of Indian culture, bringing Waterloo to a standstill. Wonderful audience let the train amiss to watch the enthusiastic display of colour and awaited patiently to get themselves clicked with the participants arrived from all over the UK.
The passionate dancers were Kavita Gupta, Priti Sanghvi, Sonam Uprit, Shubham Uprit, Rachna Tiwari, Kshitij Shukla, Meghaa Mallikal , Anand Shah, Nupura Deshpande, Viresh Kosambia, RohiniVetalKale, Savvy Niyogi, ShrutiSomaiya, Aditi Rahul Patil, Milind Katudia, Shine Krishna ,Nilesh K Bhojak, Tushar Kale, Rashmi Puttuswamy, Alnavaz Jiwani, TushaarSinghal and Abhijeet Deshpande. Special efforts were put in by Rashmi Mishra & Minal Jaiswal to coordinate this grand rendezvous.
This performance was an act of ‘Unity in Diversity’ that exists in one of the largest democracies in the world. The participants were not just Gujratis, but rather from all the states of India including Marathi, Bengali, UP, Marwadi, Punjabi, Malayali, Kannada etc.
Dance and music have no language and this was proven yet again at the iconic historic station of London Waterloo. It created beauty and lit up souls, as London awaits the festive season of Navratri to begin.
The Indians in London Group, Established 2004, is an independent, not-for-profit platform to connect with the Indian diaspora in the UK, on social, cultural, economic and charitable matters.
Inspiring Indian Women Group, another not-for-profit platform, was started with the vision to reach out and inspire each other with their success stories. It not only aims to help and promote Indian culture across the globe but also provide a healthy platform for our Indian women to motivate and support others.