LSG organised an exclusive members afternoon on Wednesday,25th October at the Taj Bengal. The theme for the event was “Igniting the Devi Shakti Within” – a celebration of the Goddess, and the Members looked resplendent in their Red Attire which symbolised the “Devi Shakti”. The stage set the mood for the afternoon with a magnificent Durga installation by Narayan Sinha and the audience was resplendent in various shades of red adding vibrant and festive hues to the occasion.
The event kickstarted with a powerful rendition of the Devi Vandana by the leading danseuse and choreographer Tanushree Shankar and her dance troupe. Grace and fluidity captivated the entire audience who were enraptured by the dance performance.
The talented craftsman Narayan Sinha then took over the stage and was in conversation with the vivacious Mrs. Gouri Basu who steered the interaction to cover Narayan’s moving story of his simple upbringing to the success, he has achieved today in the global art world . Narayan shared how it was Women who had always empowered him rather than the other way around and made a special mention of his sensitive relationship with his mother . He received a huge round of applause when he highlighted how important it was for each and every woman to love and respect herself first and celebrate her own life and then focus on others around her.
The members were divided into 16 groups (with 10 members each) based on the names of the different Indian goddesses . An exciting quiz followed which was thoroughly enjoyed by all . A creative competition wherein each group was provided with a basket of items and had to create their own innovative version of the Devi, was the next attraction. The outcome surpassed all expectations with each group at its ingenous best making it challenging for the judges to choose a winner . The thought, the imagination and the crystallising of it into stunning installations had to be seen, to be believed!
The traditional Indian lunch and the decorative flowers all over the banquet hall further complimented the venue and the constant ringing of laughter and smiling faces of our members bore testimony to the memorable afternoon that was shared by the LSG ladies ..or rather ..the Devis …in red!!