It was indeed a musical extravaganza with a difference as a talented team of singers and musicians including well-known Gopal Bhatia ji rocked the stage before enthused Bollywood lovers.
At a fundraiser organised by Roopa Aur Aap Charitable Trust on Saturday at Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre, titled 'Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai', singers enthralled dignitaries and hundreds of Hindi music lovers with hits of legendary Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna. With his magical performance, Gopal Bhatia ji once again set the stage on fire with his pulsating and vociferous musical performance.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness on domestic violence and autism in the community. Chair of Roopa Aur Aap (RAA) Roshni Chadha ji, RAA’s CEO Roopa Suchdev ji and RAA’s Trustee and Chairperson & Founder of Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust Jeet Suchdev ji welcomed the audience and appreciated the house full of people who braved rain and thunderstorm on Saturday to attend the event showing massive support for a good cause.
The event was attended by many dignitaries including Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence Marama Davidson MP ji; Honourary Consul of India in Auckland Bhav Dhillon ji; Indian High Commission’s Second Secretary Durga Dass ji; Inspector Director Auckland City District Family Harm Beth Houliston ji; and Service Co-ordinator of Autism from Spectrum Care Maria Bernabe ji.
Jeet Suchdev, Trustee of RAA and Chairperson & Founder of Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust, said, “The journey started in 1995 to support the community, and then started coming across cases of family violence and elder abuse. That is when we realised we needed to have professional services for the victims of domestic violence, and we started RAA to offer free-of-cost services to the family harm victims.”
With the audience singing along and welcoming performers with a loud round of applause, the show was thoroughly enjoyed and applauded by a packed house of audience.
The event was organised by Roopa Aur Aap Charitable Trust in association with Gopal Bhatia ji.