Rotaract Club of CEG and the city’s well-known singers came together for a musical evening with a cause
Members of the Rotaract Club of the College of Engineering, Guindy and well-known singers came together for Sangarsh, a music concert to raise money for the treatment of those with Haemophilia, a genetic disorder.
At the Music Academy, Shaktisree Gopalan, Al Rufian, Tippu, Pop Shalini and Mukesh took turns to entertain the audience. Supported by Lakshman Shruti, compositions of A. R. Rahman dominated the concert. Those with haemophilia also spoke during the event.
Shaktisree began the evening with ‘Adiyae Adiyae’ instead of her hit ‘Nenjukulley’ (Kadal). Al Rufian, who, after singing a couple of stanzas of his song from G.V. Prakash’s latest album, Naan Sigappu Manidhan, delivered the energetic ‘Humma Humma’ from Mani Ratnam’s Bombay.
Shaktisree returned to deliver a few Hindi and Tamil party songs. Elfe Choir, comprising students of KM Conservatory, presented Rahman’s many celebrated songs in their own unique way, often changing the tempo.
Talking about the event, Muhil, chairman of Rotaract Club of CEG, said, “Since 2003, Sangarsh has been involved in supporting various causes. This time around, we decided to support the Haemophilia Society of Chennai.”
The audience were given a sense of how difficult it is live with haemophilia by a young boy. RJ Balaji, who was invited as one of the guests, recalled his experiences as a presenter of Sangarsh and spoke about his journey as a professional radio jockey.