The Star (Nairobi)

26 February 2013

Kenya: Oshwal Centre Hosts a Splendid 'Satya Sanatan' Show

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Electrifying music and stunning dance performances sums up the musical fusion of classical and contemporary dance show "Satya Sanatan".

The show was held at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi on Sunday in aid of Amani Na Wema Children's Home. It was a Hoodwink 9 Theatre presentation. The Amani Na Wema Children's Home was started in 2009 and provides a dignified childhood for girls between the ages of two and 13.

The show started off with the wonderful emcee, Jasmine Postwalla of East FM, encouraging the audience to clap, whistle and participate throughout the show.

The show, directed by Sahil Gada, was inspired by a vision to combine the struggle and victories of the Gods and how we face them in our everyday lives. The show started with a beautiful rendition of the story of Lord Ganesh. The dance was aggressive yet graceful and soon followed the cheeky, loveable and everybody's favourite Lord Krishna's story where the dance had a robust modern twist.

The story of Ramayan remains epic and the tempo of the music and dance kept up, floating easily into the story of Mataji showing off six bold ladies standing up for their rights and then ending with the Trimurti Gods that represent earth, fire and water. It was indeed a great performance.

Hindu faithful in Mombasa pray for peaceful polls

It is only six days to the general election and Kenyans of all walks of life are praying that we have free, fair and peaceful polls. The Hindu Council of Kenya in Mombasa held joint prayers at the Visa Oshwal Mahajanwadi on Sunday to pray for the nation. The chairman of Hindu Council of Kenya Mombasa Branch, Rajesh Shukla, was grateful to all those who attended and reiterated the spirit of unity, peace and love.

Sikhs pray for a peaceful, united Kenya in Nairobi

With the slogan "Sarbat The Balla", which means "for the welfare of all mankind", Sikh Net Africa in conjunction with the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha organised a three-day programme to pray for a peaceful, united Kenya. The prayers were held at the Baba Isher Community Centre in Nairobi and ended on Sunday.This included participation from the different Sikh temples around the country and support from the United Kingdom. The programme comprised an interfaith forum, children's prayer sessions and finally the prayer known as "aartee" to conclude and usher in the peaceful and good times ahead. The turnout of the devotees and the public was lower than the annual Sikh New Year festival of Vaisakhi but the event was successful nonetheless.

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