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Festivities across borders

music Updated: Apr 15, 2011 01:09 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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Get set for an excellent musical evening in the Capital this Saturday. The World Punjabi Organisation (WPO), that has been spreading the message of love between India and Pakistan since 1998, is set for another edition of its gala evening, Paigam Mohobattan De.

The festival is an attempt to encourage love and peace between the two nations and musicians from either side of the border will perform here. “The essence of this event is to bring in the feeling of peace and harmony between the two nations. Music does not see any borders and what better way to get people closer than by using music as a medium,” says Vikramjit Singh Sahney, international president, WPO.

The event, that will take place at the Siri Fort Auditorium, will have Delhi chief minister, Sheila Dikshit as the chief guest. Popular Bollywood singer Master Sallem of

Ma Da Ladla Vigad Gaya

fame, and Nooran Lal, a famous Pakistani folk singer, will belt out their popular tracks. There will be an award ceremony too, where Bollywood singer Jaspinder Narula, Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and entrepreneur Vandana Luthra will be honoured. The evening is set to end on a high note with Bhangra and Gidda acts.