Lorraine Music Academy & LAMP Trust presented “A MUSICAL EVENING IN HONOUR OF INDIA”

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
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News / coverage of our REPUBLIC DAY eve Celebrations held on 24 January 2013 at Epicentre, Gurgaon aired on NDTV GOOD TIMES program "WHATEVER, WHENEVER, WHEREVER, WHOEVER"


LAMP Trust & Lorraine Music Academy hosted "A MUSICAL EVENING CELEBRATING OUR NATION’S REPUBLIC DAY" on Thursday 24th January 2013 @ 7:30pm at Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon.

"It was a ‘Musical Evening in Honour of India’! It was sheer joy to see over 120 students and adult participants perform on stage at the event. In keeping with LAMP’s objective of nurturing talent and providing a platform for the exhibition of talent, the next generation of global Indians aged 4 to 25 years — students from various schools across the National Capital Region & adults — performed along with professional musicians who had performed across India and the globe," says Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, Creative Director of Lorraine Music Academy.

The musical evening included patriotic songs, dance, poetry, songs to entertain, instrumental music – classical instruments along with folk instruments.


  • Mr. Maheshwar Dayal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon
  • Mr. Mark Parkinson, Executive Director, Kunskapsskolan
  • Mrs. Bakhtawar Saini, Director, Scottish High International School
  • Mrs. Shalini Nambiar, Director, Excelsior American School
  • Mr. Lon W. McDaniel, Principal, Amity Global School
  • Ms. Geeta Sachdeva, Middle School Principal, Lancers International School
  • Father Dominic Dabreo, Catholic Bishops Convention of India

The evening included performances by:

  • students of the top schools of Gurgaon
  • winners of the recently concluded Nation-wide Talent Contest "LAMP-iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra for Music 2012"
  • "Nrityarpan" – a professional dance troupe of highly talented girls from economically backward society of Bareilly who have travelled and performed across the globe!

Students of Lorraine Music Academy sang patriotic songs; Rishaan Bhatnagar sang "Imagine" by John Lenon; Nayantara Sen sang a Bengali patriotic song "Dhitang Dhitang Bhole"; Adya Uppal sang "Ao Bachcho". The Lorraine Music Academy Band that included Gabriella Extross, Atreya Mitra on vocals; Kaustav Sood on the Drums; Mike Manlun on the Bass; Mrinav Saxena on Rhythm Guitar; Andrew Packiam on the Lead Guitar; Dhruv Malhotra and Adi Chaturvedi on Keyboards performed "Cry For Freedom" by White Lions and "Shape of My Heart" by Sting. Students of the Scottish High International School sang a wonderful song "Hymn to the Nations" set to the music of "Ode to Joy" composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Students of the Excelsior American School performed a wonderful medley of dances with patriotic flavour. "Nrityapan" performed 3 sets of dances — "I Love My India", "Gypsy Dance" and "Pray for India" which was dedicated to every Girl Child and Woman in the Nation on the occasion of the "National Day Of The Girl Child".

Twelve year old Ranveer Singh Saini, a student of Lorraine Music Academy and the Scottish High International School, gave a wonderful rendition of "Ae Watan Ae Watan Hamko Teri Qasam" for which he was awarded the "LAMP-iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra for Patritoic Music (Popular Vote) 2012". Diagnosed with Autism, a Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) at an early age of 2yrs, this child has shown and proved to the world that a special needs child can at times outdo and overpower the capabilities of any child of his age.

The evening witnessed the award of the "LAMP-iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra for Patriotic Music (Jury Award) 2012" for the song "Mhaajya Maayechya Bhumi" (Hindi, Konkani, Marathi & English) to SHANTA DURGA CREATIONS, Vasco, Goa. The award and citation were presented by Mr. Maheshwar Dayal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon to Mr Rajesh Naik and Mr. Sujit Bandekar, team members of the Shanta Durga Creations, Goa.

"We take this opportunity to thank KALA ACADEMY GOA for associating with Lorraine Music Academy and LAMP Trust in launching in Goa the annual nation-wide talent contest "SING A SONG" for the "LAMP–iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra Award for Music", a coveted annual award instituted alongwith United Nations," says Aubrey Aloysius, Founder & President of LAMP Trust.

The evening also witnessed the announcement and launch of the 2013 edition of our Nation-wide Talent Contest for the coveted "LAMP — iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra For Music & Art 2013" awards. This initiative will reach children and adults across India. After a screening, evaluation and selection process set by MERCER and GRANT THORTON, the finalists / selected participants would be invited to The National Capital Region of Delhi for the annual performance and award event.