Lions Club of Kingsbury with the help of Asian Foundation For Help organised a very successful Mukesh & Rafi Mehfil night at Harrow Leisure Centre, London last Friday. All procceds from the charity evening were for Kakamega Primary School, Kenya. This is a primary school which provides free primary education to children, and as the number of students has increased a great deal, the school requires more classrooms to be built.
A great deal of effort was put in by the committee of Lions Club of Kingsbury and other helpers both in Kakamega and here in London to organise and promote this fund raising event. Some 275 tickets (venue limitation) were sold but demand for tickets was so huge that there was a long waiting list of people who wanted to attend.
Some former residence of Kakamaga had a chance to meet up after a long time and reminance the good old days, most of them now living in London so they didn’t have to travel too far to Harrow Leisure Centre but great credit has to be given to a former Kakamega resident and his wife who travelled all the way from Manchester, that’s how much commitment for this project.
Music was performed by Mukhtar Shah and his team of singers and musicians from Ahmedabad, India. As one of the best Indian singers today, the audience were entertained by Mukhtar Shah with his sweet and silky voice to the evergreen hit songs of the late Mukesh and Rafi.
A great night was had by all and with the help from donations and raffle prices , in excess of £20,000 was raised in one evening!! This will go a long way to build extra classes at the Kakamega Primary School for the free education they provide.
I was honored to help with the event photography as this was one of my old schools. Here are just a few images from the night.