Indian Association Oldham hosts Bollywood Dhamaka to raise funds for the building extension project….reports Asian Lite News

“Bollywood Dhamaka (Explosion)” took Oldham by storm  at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.  All 750 tickets were sold out for this mega dinner dance event ever held in aid of Indian Association Oldham’s Building Extension Project. Guests came from as far as London, Canada and India to support this great cause. Local hotels including Smokies in Oldham were taken over.

Team India, a group of dedicated young members from the Association, organised the event which raised over £50,000 for the building project. The event also raised over £4,000 for the Nepal earthquake aid on the day.

This event brought some of the well known artistes to Oldham all the way from London. They included DJ ICONIK providing fusion of music;  M2K provided live singing – the UK’s answer to true Brit Bollywood music;  Don Dee a veteran reggae artist who has been performing with major Bollywood singers; DJ Krash – a Bollywood celebrity.


The Association is currently building a large annex to its existing community centre to cater for its ever increasing activities. This new cost of this new extension is estimated at £395,000. With some voluntary inputs from the community, it may bring down the total project cost to £380,000.

“This new construction will be built from the contributions raised from our community,” said Bharat Sisodia, President of the Indian Association Oldham. “No grant money has been secured or promised from any organisation.  We had already raised £325, 000 over the last few years but had a shortfall of approx £50,000 which has now been fulfilled by the Bollywood Dhamaka, making our project a great success story.”

The president ion full praise of the young Team India, specially Sasi & Sonal Patel, Nila & Suresh Garara, Shashi Mohandas and Gouri Gosh for their hard work to make the event a huge success. Thanks also goes to the main sponsors Bargain Booze and Premier franchises.

PICS: Moments Media




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