Edison, New Jersey (USA): The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) welcomed Bollywood’s legendary playback singer and Padma Bhushan recipient Udit Narayan on September 3rd. 2018 at Royal Albert Palace, NJ. Around 200 fans of the singer attended the Felicitation Lunch event organized by BJANA.
The event included classical and Bollywood dances, songs of Udit Narayan performed by various artists from the community. Fans of Narayan cheered and gave him a standing ovation as he entered the Hall. A group of women welcomed him with their beautiful Maithili song renditions.
In his address to the audience, Narayan revealed that he was born at his maternal uncle’s home in Bihar and hence called himself a Bihari.
FIA Chairman Mr. Ramesh Patel, along with FIA team and Association of Nepali Terrain in America, joined hands with BJANA for the felicitation event. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Chairman of TV ASIA Padma Shri Mr. H R Shah.
BJANA President Vinay Singh presented Narayan with a plaque commemorating his contributions to the Indian music.
Community members stood spellbound as Narayan sang a few lines from his 2-3 popular songs. He also captivated the audience with his friendly smile and posed for pictures that are sure to serve as lifelong memories for all those who attended the event.
The program was held with the help of BJANA’s committee members Dr. Avinash Gupta, Anurag Kumar, Sudhakar Raj, Alok Kumar, Pranit Singh, Dr. Anil Singh, Sanjay Gupta, and Aditi Mohan.