“The spectacular “The Rhythm of Bollywood” (ROB) was organized for the second consecutive year by Ekal Youth Australia supported by Desi.com.au, held on Saturday the 5th of April in Marana Auditorium, Hurstville. Ekal Youth Australia aims to raise awareness and funds for the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation amongst the youth of Australia and provide support to their work. Ekal Youth hope to bring together the youth of Australia to aid the youth of rural India in receiving the education that is their right.
This night was created for the purpose of sponsoring numerous schools in India, and giving countless children access to education. ROB was also held in 2013 by Ekal Youth who had sponsored 4 schools from the funds of the event.
This year, the night of ROB took off with performances- first up we had singer “Gul Hora”. Then three fantastic dance groups, “Rhythms of India “, “Mystik Bollywood” and “Bhangra All Stars Sydney”. A live band “Electric Korma”, who are 3 Australian guys that sing Indian classics, also performed live! For the remaining half of the night, the DJ, Dimple hit it off with Bhangra and Bollywood music. There were also many photographers on the night- Anshuman Bose with Hirali Dhawan and Royale Photography (Gagan Assi and Kovid Sahni).
Ekal Youth would like to thank desi.com.au for their undying support from the very beginning and helping to make Rhythm of Bollywood a huge success for the second time. After over 500 guests at the event and the support of everyone who attended, Ekal Youth was able to sponsor 4 schools for 3 years. Combined with the funds raised from last year, this means that Ekal Youth are now sponsoring 8 schools in total and giving education to more than 240 children.
Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the Rhythm of Bollywood 2014. This would not have been possible with everyone’s contribution and hope to sponsor more schools in the near future.”