Udaipur Youth Supported Anna Hazare’s Movement

In protest of Anna Hazare’s arrest on the issue of the JanLokpal bill, a candle march rally was organized today on the 17th of august 2011 at the core of the lakecity at the Fatehsagar lakeside (paal) by all the youth of Udaipur. This great public protest and gathering of about 300 Udaipurites was in the support of Hazare’s Anti-corruption (Janlokpall bill) movement. One was able to feel the anger in the atmosphere against the government’s move of arresting Anna and his follows.

The spark off protests against the government’s move of arresting Anna and his followers created anger in the whole atmosphere. The step was initiated by a few regular readers of UdaipurBlog at a dedicated Chat room for them, and was wholeheartedly supported by all the members of UdaipurBlog. The whole spark was enlightened online only and no offline authority was involved here.

UdaipurBlog team is thankful to all the people of Udaipur for their massive support and we kindly appeal all of them to maintain a supportive and peaceful atmosphere in the city, and to oppose corruption in any form

Here are few glimpses from the march at Fatehsagar in protest of the Anna Hazare’s arrest and refusal for demonstration by the Indian Government

Deewana Group makes its place in the Top-6 in X-Factor

Hey friends, every proud Udaipie, all the television watchers, and all the music lovers. There’s a good and exclusive news fom UdaipurBlog for all.

the Deewana Group
the Deewana Group

In the recent TV Music Reality Show X-Factor, the Deewana group with our own Shahnawaz aka Bunty makes its place in the top 6, and again wins performer of the week trophy. They will be seen singing the title song from Omkara in the “Villian special episode”, where the Bollywood’s Bad Man, Gulshan Grover will be present as the celebrity judge will be seen appreciating them. The Saturday special episode will be “Idol Tribute Episode”, where the group will be seen singing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Qawwali “Roshan hai Sama”, for which all the three judges Sonu, Shreya and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be seen giving them a standing ovation.

We have previously also informed before hand about one more such victory of the group (Link). Stay tuned for more such Updates. Shahnawaz appeals again to Udaipur to  please vote for Deewana group by Typing  XF 01 and Send to 5252525, else the pride of Udaipur will have to be in bottom 2 for the next week.

Udaipur gathered to pay tribute to Lt. Archit Verdia

Candle March for Lt. Archit

Shaheed ki chitao par lagege har baras mele…. Watan par mitne walo ka baki yahi nishan hoga…..!!!!”

Eyes filled with tears, pain of loss easily visible on each face, air filled with patriotic songs. No one could stop their tears from rolling down when candles were lightened in the memory young and brave Lt. Archit Verdia. A huge crowd gathered at the ‘Shaheed Smarak’ of Town Hall yesterday, the 26thof July, co-incidentally, which was also the Kargil day, to pray for his departed soul.

Lt. Archit Verdia
Lt. Archit Verdia

His mother, Mrs. Beena Verdia, and sister, Devyani Verdia, were also present there. Though their hearts were deeply engrossed in the grief of losing their 23 yrs old young son, but their heads were held high as they knew that Archit has not died, but has become immortal in the heart of every Indian. His late father will be brightly shining as a star seeing the bravery of son who has fulfilled his dreams of seeing his son as a soldier. We salute to this family for giving a great soldier to this country.

It has been known that Lt. Archit Verdia left this world on 20th of this month while trying to save his colleagues who were caught in fire at an army camp of Siachen Glacier. Born on January 20, 1988, Archit completed his +2 from The Study School, Udaipur. He got his training from Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai and was posted in the Indian Army about one and half years back.

Udaipur has never witnessed the pain of losing a soldier at the border. But today when we look at Archit, every hand comes up in reflex to give a salute to him. His funeral will be held today at Rani Road at 9 a.m. after his body will be brought to his hometown with due respect.

We all have been through a great loss. Udaipur has lost a brave child. We all pray for the peace of the departed soul, and also salute the spirit of the soldier.

Photos by: Prasun Bannerjee

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Lakecity floated in the Voice of Shahnawaz


Who doesn’t know about Shahnawaz of Deewana Group, who has already won hearts of lakhs of people all over India? Udaipur is proud to be the home town of such a talented singer.

Shahnawaz
Shahnawaz from Deewana Group in X-Factor India

Our very own Shahnawaz, popularly known as Bunty, visited Udaipur yesterday.He had visits to few schools and to the candle march at fatehsagar organized by The Yuvaz in the evening, to pay tribute to the victims of the recent blasts in Mumbai.

Then Bunty moved to Celebration Mall where his rocking live show was planned and well executed. He was welcomed by Ex-Mayor Mr. Yudhishtir Kumawat. Mr. Kumawat also sang the romantic number “Pal Pal Dil K Paas” and received a great applaud from the audience. The event was hosted by RJ Piyush Meghwal. Shahnawaz poured the magic of his enchanting voice in the air by singing many songs like “Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaye”, “Vande-Mataram”, “Sabse Aage Hoge Hindustani”, etc. These songs added greatly to the glow of the event.

Then he introduced himself to the people of Lakecity telling about his relations with the city, and the support of his family, teachers and all near and dear ones, thanking the people without whom he wouldns have been at this platform, and expressing happiness of fulfilment of his desire to see his daughter. Lastly he requested the people to vote for his Deewana group and make them win the title of X-factor India. His voting id is XF 01 which is to be sent at 5252525.

A few glimpses of the rocking evening in the town are captured and presented here to you by Gaurav Bhattacharya and Yash Sharma

Edited by: Prasun Bannerjee

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