Remembering Mother India on Republic Day


A musical concert titled ‘Mera Desh Mahaan – A Tribute to Mother India’ will be presented by Vaishnavi Creations in commemoration of Republic Day at the Lohia Maidan, Margao, on January 25 at 6 p.m. Singers from the ‘Saregamapa’ reality show namely Shrirang Bhave, Madhura Kumbhar and Jaideep Bagwadkar will be the star attractions of the concert.
Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, Margao legislator, Mr Digambar Kamat, Fatorda MLA, Mr Vijai Sardessai and Cuncolim MLA, Mr Rajan Naik, besides freedom fighters, and school students will attend the event. 
Budding Goan talent Mugdha Gaonkar, Pravan Hede, Akshatha Ramnathkar, Ashwek Shanbhag and Gautami Hede will also perform live, dedicating their songs to Mother India. The concert will be compered by Siddhi Upadhye. 
This is the fourth concert in the ‘Tribute to Mother India Concerts” series organised by Vaishnavi Creations at Margao. 
Special tributes will be paid on the occasion to the legendary Goan music arranger, Maestro Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves, who passed away last year. The wife of late Gonsalves, Ms Melita Gonsalves and daughter, Ms Laxmi Gonsalves will also remain present for the event.
The concert will commence by paying floral tributes to the statue of Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya and Martyrs Memorial at the hands of the dignitaries, freedom fighters and all the artists. 
The concert is organised to spread the message of patriotism, national integration, communal harmony and peace. [NT]