WINGS’19 – the community’s biggest and Number One ‘All-Parsi Sports, Cultural and Talent Festival’, held in association with the Sir Ness Wadia Pavilion and with Parsi Times as Media Partner – kicks off today, 9th November, 2019, at the Rustom Baug Grounds, 6:00 pm onwards. The mega Fest comprises 250 teams and 800 participants, competing across over 14 high-action and thrilling events. It will be held over two weekends (five days – the 9th and 10th, as well as the 15th, 16th and 17th of November), and will host close to 1,500 matches in the span of these days.
Some of the games in which participants will compete include sports like football, cricket, badminton and Volleyball – all happening simultaneously at the venue! From Zubin Taraporwala to Kareena Madon, and from Arish Sutaria to Rushad Parbhoo, some of the finest athletes of our community will compete across several sporting events!
The first weekend will comprise Group Stage Games and Qualifying Rounds in both – indoor and outdoor sports. A neon arcade room with UV lights will provide the professional arcade feel. On Sunday, the matches begin from 9:00 am in the morning to 10:00 pm at night, offering some serious adrenalin-gushes in the various arenas.
WINGS’19 – the fourth edition of this event will close with a Mega Finale, hosted by the number 1 JAM Master in the country – Hormuz Ragina. The finale will comprise a performance by band, ‘The Right Left Wing’ – consisting of four of the finest singers in the community – Hormuz Ragina, Shazneen Arethna, Delraz Bunshah and Arish Bhiwandiwala.
Shazneen Arethna is an Indian playback singer, known for her voice in the song, ‘I hate you, like I love you’, she also sang the opening theme song for the television series ‘Sunaina’. She was nominated for the Award for the ‘Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the Mirchi Music Awards. She was the lead singer of the band, ‘3 guys and a girl’ and is recognized as one of the first few female rock singers in the country. She recently released a single, Dance Alone, that won her national appreciation.
Arish Bhiwandiwala is a professional singer who made it to the ‘Top 3’ at the National Televised singing competition – ‘The Stage’. He has performed in various shows across India including Rael Padamsee’s ‘FREEDOM’, Silly Point production’s – ‘Beetles’. He also acted in Bollywood and TV commercials, such as BRU, Dominoes, Cello etc.
Hormuz Ragina heads marketing at Eureka Forbes, India region by day but come night and he is the number 1 JAM Master in the community! He is also the lead singer in the band ‘Big Red Bus’. He has been part of various plays by ‘Silly Point Productions’ sung for various musicals such as ‘The Beetles Tribute’ and ‘Queen’. He has hosted numerous intercollegiate events across India including ‘Umang’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’.
Delraaz Bunshah is a singer who has performed in high profile musicals including Gandhi and Sound of Music. She also made in to ‘The Stage’ a national televised singing show on Colors Infinity, sung jingles and voice-overs for various brands including- Westside, Infinix Smart 3, Disney’s Aladdin Hindi, Toy Story Hindi.
The newly formed band, represents the sheer talent in this community when it comes to music. Involving the biggest names, this is a night of music you cannot miss! Starting 7:00 pm onwards at the Rustom Baug Grounds on the 17th of November, 2019, the WINGS’19 Finale will be open to all who wish to witness the most dynamic band in the community performing live for the very first time! No cost or entry fee will be levied – the gates open 6:30 pm onwards.
The band, consisting of young talent in the form of Arish and Delraz, and established talent in the form of Shazneen and Hormuz shall be one to look out for!! The set will consist of a mix of the classics and top hits from 2019, with something for everyone to tap their feet to.
The WINGS’19 committee hopes to see you at the Rustom Baug Grounds on the 17th of November for certain! For Queries: 9820451926