It was a cool and pleasant evening at Glen Podium in Hiranandani that the ‘Art of Living’ (AOL) had come to perform with its quintessential AOL teacher and program director Vikram Hazra’s bhajans reverberating the air of Powai with positive vibes.
The event was a precursor to set pace for the 8th Jan, Sunday ‘Run Powai Run’, a mega event meant to be a charity fund-raiser for the Rotary Powai Lakers. A hundred plus registered on the spot for the Run at the satsang event. It was an evening of music that combined the beat and rhythm of a modern concert with the spirituality of a satsang. Vikram Hazra had both the young and old on his side as he belted out his bhajans over guitar. A handful of youngsters found it a befitting occasion to swing to the rock satsang amidst the gathering.
The Glen podium was packed with more than 600 people raptly listening to the bhajans and the spiritual discourse by Vikram. The audience actively participated humming and clapping along with the AOL teacher. It was heartening to see that the urban breed of Indians find time to participate in such gatherings.
Deepak Daryanani, an office bearer of Lakers told, “We have already got 2000 people who have registered for the Run. A handful of celebrities too have committed to join the run. Vikram Hazra too has assured to join the run.” It is expected that some 3000 people would participate in the run. It shall be a landmark event for Powai and the organisers have meticulously planned the logistics for event to be a grand success. The Lakers have roped in a good number of sponsors rallying with their cause.
Ravi Jashnani, of Lakers informed that, “Sachiin Joshi, a resident of Hiranandani Powai and entrepreneur turned actor (Aaazan fame) will kick off the Run. Some of the other celebrities mainly Bollywood and serial actors like: Memo Chakroborty, Vaishali Desai, Meeta Vashisht, Smilie Suri, Tara Sharma, Aparna Bajpayee, Karanveer Borha are expected to attend the event as participants.”
Vikram could be a promising executive. He has the jargon, the appearance, the confidence and all the gizmos that go with that image. He jet-sets across the globe and counts Rhea Pillai amongst his friends. He is certainly a man on the move, but he is in the business of saving souls, especially young ones. He is just back in Mumbai on the 4th Jan from Hong Kong after a mentoring program for AOL teachers.
You wouldn't think so if you saw him with his Mac laptop, several mobile phones and trendy watch. He wears his kurta-pyjama with elegant ease and listens to the avant-garde music of Bill Frisell and Ottmar Liebert as well as enjoys Dhrupad immensely. Maybe, why this program director with the international Art of Living Foundation goes down so well with young blood all across the globe. News Courtesy