Gippy Grewal rocks Christchurch
#Gippy Grewal performed for a record 600 crowd at The Foundry in Christchurch. A Melbourne-based Punjabi musician Jaggi Jagjit also participated.
To top it all was comedian-turned-politician Gurpreet Guggi, who entertained the crowds for almost half-an-hour with his jokes and light-hearted comedy skits.
A brainchild of Manish Bansal and Amit Kumar from the city-based event management company Apna Virsa Entertainment, and ably supported by Hitesh Sharma of Revel Events and Jitender Sahi, the entire event went on for over for hours.
Lending her support to the Indian community was National List Member of Parliament from Christchurch East, Jo Hayes, who was the chief guest of the show.
The organisers also came up with a unique way of getting the crowd involved by organising a dance competition on the sides.
“The highlight of the evening was when Gippy sang his latest hit numbers including Oscar and Phulkari. We wanted to treat Christchurch to a fun-filled family-oriented musical evening. The team is glad we have been successful in achieving that,” noted Bansal.
“Adding to the flavour was the special occasion of Indian Independence Day. Guggi, who will be one of the main candidates in the upcoming state assembly elections in Punjab, gave a rousing speech to remind all of us, who are living out of India, of our duties towards our motherland.”