Nowroze Baug Got Talent

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by painstaking preparation. Parsi Times Reporter Binaisha M. Surti brings you all the fun, enjoyment, entertainment and laughter that took place at the Tejpal Auditorium.

The Nowroze Baug Play Centre presented its 69th Annual Cultural Programme – ‘Nowroze Baug Got Talent’ on 28th May, 2016, sponsored by The WZO Trust. 101 participants showcased their talent in different categories including drama, dance, music and pyramids. Organized by the committee members of the Nowroze Baug Play Centre, the event was compered by Pearl Contractor and had actor Rushad Rana as the Guest of Honour. Parsi Times was the media partner of this event.

Speaking to Parsi Times Rushad Rana said “It’s a great honour for me to witness such a fabulous show. I have learnt something from every act that I have seen today. It was great to see the singing, dances, the cute tiny tots and the play. The freshness and zest of the participants was brilliant.”

President Homi Ustad welcomed the audience and eminent personalities; the programme started with the entertaining drama ‘Harishchandra Bijo’ written by late Phiroze Antia, directed by Rumy Zarir and Naznin Govadia.

President Homi Ustad invited the guests Rushad Rana, Hormuz Mehta, Rohinton Mehta, Nariman Mehta, Percy Siganporia on the stage along with child presidents Jennifer Mody and Ayush Bharucha. Rushad Rana addressed the crowd, after which both child presidents gave speeches and highlighted all the good work at the the Nowroze Baug Play Centre. The guests were felicitated with flowers.

Dances by the talented children and women of the Baug set the stage on fire. Mahiyar Khambatta and Sanober Reporter sang soulfully and Firdosh Khambatta played the Casio. The dances were choreographed by Asif Shaikh and his dance academy. The highlight of this show were the ‘Human Pyramids’ showcased by both adults and children. They were all trained by Hosi Tampal, assisted by Perzon Porbunderwalla and Freddy Udachia.

Tushna Mehta sang a beautiful song for the finale sequence as all other participants joined her on stage. Organizer Meher Porbunderwalla shared with Parsi Times “There are no shortcuts to achieve anything in life. Months of hard work and dedication has gone into making this a success. All the committee members have put in a lot of effort to get funds. Prior planning and execution was done, keeping in mind every aspect of the show and participants in order to make this event a hit.”

The backdrop, stage, lighting, costumes, conceptualization were all spot on, as this event showed that our community has abundant talent and they will reach the summit in whatever they do. The event concluded with everyone singing Chaye Hame Zarthosti.

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