Butterfly Celebrations

 

2010 

   

2009 

2008 

2007 

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Bollywood Gala

 

 

Live TV Interviews on abc22 and Fox45 TV Channels - Feb 6, 2020

Ohio Outstanding Citizens Leadership Award from OPRA

 

Township Residents Arti and Hemant Garg are Ohio Citizens of the Year - WHIOTV7 - Feb 3, 2020

 Gargs are named Citizens of the Year - Washington Township - Feb 1, 2020

 Local Family Recognized - The Centerville Dispatch - Thursday, January 30, 2020

  

Community Impact Award by MCTA

 

The Garg family was presented with Community Impact Award by the Montgomery County Township Association at its annual event on December 12, 2019

 

2020

 

 Bollywood Gala 2020 - Evergreen Hits

An afternoon of culture returns! WT Recreation and the Yukta Garg Memorial Foundation invite you to spend an afternoon enjoying the music of Bollywood as performed by area talent. The free event, with complementary snacks, takes place at the Rec West Auditorium, 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. All proceeds benefit recreational opportunities for youth offered by WT Recreation.   

 

A grand evening of Bollywood music as the fundraiser. Talents within our community to perform Evergreen Bollywood hits.

 

 Sunday, March 1, 2020 3 pm

 RecWest Auditorium

 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

 Centerville, OH 45458

 

2019

 Bollywood Gala 2019 - Magical Duets

Bollywood Gala and Indoor Playground Grand Opening

 

 

A grand evening of Bollywood music as the fundraiser. Local talents from Dayton and neighboring cities performed Bollywood Magical Duets.

 

 Sunday, March 3, 2019 3 pm

 RecWest Auditorium

 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

 Centerville, OH 45458

 

 

The theme this year was Bollywood Magical Duets. 26 singers mesmerized the audience with their performances of over 45+ retro and new songs using the state-of-the-art audio and video setup. We are truly blessed to have such talent within our community.Thanks to all the performers for their continued participation and support to this unique eventThe newly built indoor playground had grand opening immediately after the Bollywood Gala event.

 

 

 

2018

 Bollywood Gala 2019 - Romantic Hits

 

A grand evening of Bollywood music as the fundraiser. Local talents from Dayton and neighboring cities performed classic as well as latest Bollywood songs.

 

 Saturday, March 3, 2018 3 pm

 RecWest Auditorium

 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

 Centerville, OH 45458

 

Bollywood Gala Returns in a Big Way!

 

 After the grand success of Magic of R.D. Burman theme event in 2015 and a gap of two years, the annual Bollywood Gala event returned in a big way. The theme this year was Bollywood Romantic Hits. 22 singers mesmerized the audience with their performances of over 55 retro and new songs using the state-of-the-art audio and video setup. We are truly blessed to have such talent within our community.Thanks to all the performers for their continued participation and support to this unique event.

 

 

 

2015

 

   

 

Bollywood Gala 2015 - Magic of RD Burman

Bollywood Gala 2015 - Magic of RD Burman show was a blast!!  Thanks to the 24 performers who provided awesome performances of 70 RDBurman hits to mesmerize the audience and made it a truly memorable event! The new format of the program and its presentation along with professional audio and video took this event to the newer heights. Dayton has great music talents and equally great audience!! Thanks also for your sponsorships, donations and continued support. We appreciate the generosity.

 The feedback we received says it all:

 - It was one of the best concerts I have ever attended!! You guys did amazing job - excellent singers, audio video quality and the format of the medley everything was superb! The MC did fabulous job and it was enlightening to hear about RD Burman's snippets! 

 - I loved the concert. Excellent singers and excellent song selections.”

 - “It was a mind blowing show. I did not move from my seat for the entire duration of the show. The performances one after the other kept me glued. Thanks for organizing it. Can’t wait for the next event.”

 - “I came to this event for the first time and now realizing what I missed for previous five events.”

 - “It was an amazing and memorable show. All the songs brought back our old memories. We really enjoyed the show.”

  - “A great job organizing this event. We look forward to the next event.”

 - “Sorry I missed the awesome show but heard rave reviews from a lot of folks”

 - “You are great organizers. Looking forward to future events”

 - “Are these performers from our community? They are better than the professionals!”

 - And many more similar accolades….

 We are glad to know that you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed organizing it. We look forward to seeing you all at our future exciting events.

 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANKYOU! 

 

 
Watch the video of performances

 

 

2014

A grand evening of Bollywood music as fundraiser for the Butterfly Playground. Renowned artists from Dayton and neighboring cities performed classic as well as latest Bollywood songs.

 Sunday, March 9, 2014  3 pm

RecWest Auditorium

965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

Centerville, OH 45458

 
Watch the video of performances

 

2013

A grand evening of Bollywood music as fundraiser for the Butterfly Playground. Renowned artists from Dayton and neighboring cities performed classic as well as latest Bollywood songs.

 Saturday, March 9, 2013 6 pm

RecWest Auditorium

965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

Centerville, OH 45458

 

 

Linda Madden, Senior Recreation Supervisor of Washington Township

Recreation Center, accepts a $10,000 check from Arti and Hemant Garg

 

Congratulations to the 

raffle prize winner !!!

 

Indra Meridatta wins the raffle prize of 32" Toshiba Flat Screen Color TV.

The raffle prize was provided by Mr. Dinesh Saxena of New York Life.

Watch the video of performances

 

2012 

 

A grand evening of Bollywood music as fundraiser for the Butterfly Playground. Renowned artists from Dayton and neighboring cities performed classic as well as latest Bollywood songs.

 

 Saturday, June 23, 2012 6 pm

RecWest Auditorium

 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

 Centerville, OH 45458

 
 

 2011  

       

 


A grand evening of Bollywood music as fundraiser for the Butterfly Playground. Renowned artists from Dayton and neighboring cities performed classic as well as latest Bollywood songs.

 Saturday, June 25, 2011 7 pm

RecWest Auditorium

965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

Centerville, OH 45458

 

2010

 

 

A grand evening of Bollywood music as fundraiser for the Butterfly Playground. Renowned artists from Dayton and neighboring cities performed classic as well as latest Bollywood songs.

 Saturday, May 1, 2010 7 pm Sharp

RecWest Auditorium

965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

Centerville, OH 45458

 

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Sanjeevani - The Revival Concert

A delightful, fundraiser music concert
in aid of the playground at the
Washington Township Recreation Center

 

Sanjeevani Rocks Dayton

July 14, 2007 saw the favorite performer Sanjeevani take on the Dayton audience. The show was organized by the Yukta Garg Memorial Foundation. 8 pm saw a 500 plus crowd of music lovers throng the Auditorium, dressed in Indian ethnic dresses.

The concert started with the auspicious Allah Tero Naam Bhajan and few more devotional songs. Then began the roller-coaster ride of Hindi film hits from yesteryears. Starting from a 1946 "Jawan Hain Mohobbat" and "Saiyyan Dil Mein Ana Re", Sanjeevani and her co-singer Shivprasad had the audience in raptures. EVERY song received a loud applause from the cheerful audience. Whether it was Madhuban Mein Radhika, Tu Ganga Ki Mouj, Ayega Anewala, Barsaat Mein or the recent Chand Sifarish from Fanaa or Sanjivani's own Nikamma Kiya; the audience just couldn't have enough. Then came the surprise part when ace performer Sanjeevani invited everyone to dance on latest hit songs like Kajara Re, Beedi Jalaile Le, Khaike Paan Banaras Wala and similar other catchy tunes.. Goodness gracious! There were people from every age group in a riot of energy at the dance! But that was not all. Second half of the show saw not only many more song performances from past as well as present era but also the songs in English (couple of Meera Bhajans translated and composed by herself), Gujarati - "Tari Bankire Paghaldi", Marathi, Bengali and Telugu. What an evening it was! The whole audience was simply mesmerized by the sheer life that Sanjeevani's charisma and voice breathed into the performance. Spell-bound they left the auditorium after 4 hours chanting "Vande Mataram" and "Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logo" carrying Sanjeevani's voice home in their hearts. This sure was a concert that Dayton will remember for years to come.
 
 
To view all songs from this concert, visit our YouTube channel by clicking at the image below:
 
 
 

 

Sanjeevani Profile

The Master Performer

Honey-soaked vocals" "Bubbly and full of life", "Versatile" - praise for the talented Sanjeevani has been as plentiful, as it has been well deserved. “When Sanjeevani sings, the world stops to listen,said the Free Press Journal in 1995.

For Sanjeevani, the singing sensation of hit songs such as Chori Chori Jab Nazren Mili, Chura Lo Na Dil Mera Sanam(Kareeb) and Nikamma Kiya Is Dil Ne (Kya Dil Ne Kaha), singing has been as much a matter of passion as it has been of sheer devotion. Having studied music from the tender age of 10 under various renowned gurus of classical music such as Pundit Dinkar Kaikini, she completed her Sangeet Visharad (graduation in Hindustani Classical Music) all the while studying for her Masters in Commerce (MCom), a Diploma in Mass Communication, and one in Film Production.

And just how did she manage to cope with the pressure of doing all of this at once? She says rather self-effacingly, "I had to manage, coming as I do from a family of academicians!" A look at her credentials bears her out. Her late father was the Director of Education, Maharashtra and professor of Sanskrit, her mother retired as professor of English and her sister holds a doctorate in English Literature and currently is Reader in English at a city college..

For all this, the most endearing quality about Sanjeevani is her humility and her unpretentiousness. "Sangeet saadhana is a life-long process, a constant struggle to inch closer to perfection.

But it is a beautiful journey, strewn at times with tough lessons and other times with rewarding milestones..." she states. This is one artiste who seems to mean what she says - she continues to fine-tune her art under the tutelage of Ms. Sandhya Kathavate.

Not surprisingly, appreciation and acclaim has constantly been showered on her since the time of her first claim to fame - Zee TV's extremely popular show Sa Re Ga Ma, which she won and was spotted by filmmaker VidhuVinodChopra as the voice of his film Kareeb.

Being the multi-faceted personality that she is, Sanjeevani still finds time to address some social issues that are very close to her heart, working with citizens' associations, initiating tree plantation drives, and partaking in activities aimed at keeping the environment safe and healthy.

And now, here's a little-known fact - Sanjeevani is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer! She has a keen interest in all forms of dance, Indian and Western, traditional and modern, and loves to attend dance recitals as often as her busy schedule allows her.

Sanjeevani has performed across India and the world, be it at the Karwar Festival and the Malabar Mahotsav in India, or various events in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Muscat and Kuwait. Indeed, one of her most memorable performances was for ten thousand strong crowd in, hold your breath... Bhutan! And when the Indian Embassy in Nepal invited her to perform, she held the four-odd thousand crowd in thrall for over 3 hours!

She has to her credit over 700 shows of her live band "Saanjh Sanjeevani". The show, which is compered, scripted and performed by Sanjeevani showcases Hindi film music from 1946 to the latest hits. A three-hour treat for the ears, the highlight of the programme is the scintillating songs that are based on Hindustani classical music, which Sanjeevani sings so effortlessly.

Songs of all time great singers like Geeta Dutt, Noorjehan, Shamshaad Begum, Lataji, Asha Bhosle and of course Sanjeevani's own hits feature in this gala show. Evergreen numbers like Barsaatmein, Ayega anewala, Jawan hain Mohobbat, Mohe Panghat pe, ChinChin Choo, Piya tose naina lage, Vande Mataram and several others take listeners on a nostalgia trip.Listeners love her sweet,innocent voice instantaneously.

What is amazing is the age group of her fans. From 2 years to 80, mesmerised listeners go home with their hearts full to the brim and a song on their lips. With over 500 songs committed to memory,this versatile artiste can satisfy practically any farmaish.

Sanjeevani wins accolades for her spontaneous and unique style of compering too. She has accurate factual information on all the songs and makes intelligent references to several current issues.The bhaav in each song is also beautifully enlivened thanks to her sensitive interpretation. Somewhere during the performance the singer becomes the song. And all this with a dignity and charm that is the privilege of only the very special.

HERE COMES A MASTER PERFORMER!


Awards

 

  • Best Playback Singer - Aashirwad Award for

"Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili" - 1998

  • Best Playback Singer - "Man Moti Ne Kaanch"
    Soi Entertainment - 1999 (Gujarati)
  • Best Singer - Zee TV's popular show "Sa Re Ga Ma"
  • Nominated for Filmfare & Screen Awards - 1998