Shaan Love-in-Music Concert Rocks Atlanta
India’s beloved singer Shaantanu Mukherjee, popularly known as Shaan rocked Atlanta with the love-in-music concert held on July 14th, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This is part of Shaan’s North America tour where is also raising awareness about the opioid epidemic. The event was organized by Anand Entertainment. The sponsors were American Pain Association (APA), and Georgia American Physicians of Indian origin (GAPI ), 27th Investments and AEON Global health. The event started around 7.30 Pm. Arpita Mukherjee, another talented singer began the show with some hit Bollywood numbers. Shaan soon joined the party and the audience were enthralled by his melodious voice. He sang his popular hit numbers from the movie PK, and others. There were dancers from New Jersey who performed along with the singers.
Other than entertainment, the event raised social awareness about the problem of opioid addiction. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, every day, more than 115 people in the United States, die after overdosing on opioids. “The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as the social and economic welfare of people in the country,” said Sonny Roshan, CEO of AEON Global Health. He emphasized the importance of toxicology testing which provides information about the medication and other substances in the patient’s system to enable healthcare professionals to not only treat patients effectively but also to prevent such addiction. AAPI President-Elect Dr. Naresh Parikh and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, director of American Pain Association spoke about the serious health risk posed by opioid epidemic. Dr. Asha Parikh, Chair, GAPI emphasized the importance of healthcare workers and community leaders to work together to educate people about the dangers of chronic opioid use, and to facilitate treatments of addicts and drug victims.
Anand Entertainment was started by Bhavana Anand, and Vishal Anand to promote Indian dance & culture in United States. Vishal Anand is a successful businessman has interest in multiple ventures. Last year they brought famous Bollywood choreographer Geeta Kapoor to judge the dance fever 2017. After that they brought famous dancer Dharmesh Yelande for a three day dance workshop. Both events were sold out and became a huge success. Shaan’s love-in-concert is their third event. Kudos to Bhavna Anand, the managing director for all her hard work in bringing these stars to Atlanta.
Overall, the event was houseful, with the concert attended by hundreds of music lovers from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. In the end, Vishal and Bhavna Anand thanked all. For those who missed, no worries. Anand Entertainment and Time Starz entertainment are bringing AR Rehman Live in Concert in Atlanta on August 25th at Infinite Energy center featuring AR Rehman, Udit Narayan, Neeti Mohan, Mano, Javed Ali, Haricharan, and many others. It is exciting time for Atlanta. Stay tuned!
By Dr.Panchajanya ‘Panch’ Paul