Thursday 20th August 2015 marked the one year anniversary of the Bhakti Nrutya event night that took place at Roe Green Park during the Grand opening of Kingsbury Mandir. The night kicked off with a playful game show styled competition between the talented dancers and the audience members. The entertaining hosts introduced each act using popular game shows such as: Who wants to be a millionaire, Countdown and Pointless. The dance team took the lead and won the night triumphing over the audience team by inching two points ahead.
The dance performances were truly mesmerising and certainly memorable. The opening performance was made by Sant Shiromani Shree Sarvatmapriyadasji Swami who is renowned for holding a position in the Limca book of world records. The night continued with captivating performances from devotees as young three. The performances were a compilation of different dance types such as traditional Bharatanatyam and Gujarati folk dance.
Speeches were made by the Mayor of Brent, Councillor Lesley Jones and Rev’d Natasha Woodward from Kingsbury Vicarage. Their Kind words recognised the unity and the strong collaboration Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury has had with the local area through Blood donation camps and other notable charitable events.
Acharya Swamishree Puroshottampriyadasji Maharaj has truly inspired a whole generation of young talent wonderfully preserving the rich Indian historical traditions through Bhakti Sangeet and Bhakti Nrutya.