Parivartan released album ‘Banjara’ to help Red Bank workers

Kurseong-based Parivartan Band today released a music album titled ‘Banjara’ with the aim to provide relief to workers of the closed Red Bank tea estate in the Dooars.

Kurseong-based Parivartan Band
Kurseong-based Parivartan Band

Ganesh Sharma, a renowned violinist from Darjeeling, was present as the chief guest during the release at the GDNS Hall in town. Renowned Kurseong musicians such as Maheswar Lama, Raju Sundas and Govind Singh Ghatani were also present at the event.

The music album has eight songs, two of them in Nepali and the rest in Hindi. Upcoming singer Bhushan Chhetri of Dowhill Road has lent his voice as the lead vocalist. The other musicians are Sukraj Rai, Bhuwan Chettri, Mikma Lepcha and Mohan Prasad.

The event was further embellished by the presence of two national TV reality show participants, local girl Vivechna Gurung who had participated in the Boogie-Boogie Show, and Apurva Tamang from Mirik, who had thrilled one and all in the Indian Idol Junior show.

The two bright stars were also felicitated by organising committee members who noted they have brought fame, recognition and laurels to the hills.

CDs of the music album were sold to members of the audience and the money collected will be sent to the residents of Red Bank tea garden.

Talking to reporters later, Chettri said sales of the album will help the poor and this thought gives him satisfaction more than anything else. He said workers of Red Bank tea estate had only one source of income to sustain their lives, but as the garden has remained closed for a long while, they are dying of starvation and illness, the inescapable fallout of unimaginable poverty.

Source: EOI

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