Curtain Raiser of Kolkata’s Biggest Navratri Event Raasleela 3.0

Kolkata’s Biggest Navratri event- Raasleela is a Dance Championship with a difference, where people from all over West Bengal will participate. The event was announced and launched on 12th October at a Press Meet held at Drunken Teddy, Kolkata.

RAASLEELA 2023 is a Navratri Cultural Extravaganza. It is a traditional Raas-garba event to be held in the City of Joy, Kolkata. It is an initiative to revive the cultural dance form of Gujarat in this modern era of globalization. Raasleela aims at bringing together the community at large. Witness the Navratri craze on 20th October (Sashti) at Royal Courtyard (Nicco Park) from 5 pm onwards with your friends and family.

The Press Conference was attended by eminent personalities like Akihiro Ueda, CEO Terra Motors India Pvt Ltd; Priti Patel, Renowned Manipuri Performer; Bhavna Hemani, Social Worker; Vijay Jain, President Lions Club of Howrah; Ashim Bose, Councillor; Anneysha Thakker, Emcee & Sports Presenter; Mehul Thakkar, Founder of BAUM; Rohit Agarwal, Director Signature Events; Raghav Singhania, Director Encore Events and many others.

Garba dance performance by a group of youngsters

The event is judged by individuals from different walks of life. Our esteemed judges are: Rohit Kataria – Partner of Suman jewellery & Director of Rohit jewellers Pvt Ltd.; Kunal Vora – Director and CEO – SHRM Biotechnologies Pvt Ltd, Committee Member – Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce (IACC – EIC); Mansi Sanghvi Bhayani – Psychologist and owner of Marga Wellness studio; Kashmira Shah – Choreographer.

The best traditionally dressed Male/ Female will be judged by: Neha Kataria – Proprietor of Ommbre & partner in TARZ by Ommbre. We have a special round Radha ne Shyam mali jase for Non participants who come to enjoy the evening. They might find their Radhe Shyam through this round. They will be encouraged to dance on the traditional dance form which will be judged by Parag Thakkar -Owner Swastik Material Traders; Meghna Thakkar – Housewife.

The curtain raiser of Raasleela 3.0 was revealed by Akihiro Ueda, CEO Terra Motors India Pvt Ltd; Priti Patel, Renowned Manipuri performer – Raza foundation; Suchismita Bar, Store Leader, Decathlon NewTown; Bhavna Hemani – Social Worker
Rohit Agarwal Director Signature Events,Raghav Singhania Director Encore Events and many other eminent personalities.

Raasleela is the brain child of Anneysha Thakker – Emcee and Sports presenter and Mehul Thakkar – Founder of BAUM. Speaking about the event the organizers said, “Just like Kolkata celebrates Durga puja, with the sound of Dhaak why not celebrate authentic Navratri in the form of Raasleela where Ambee Maa will be celebrated with the music of traditional Raas and garba. It’s time to don your finest garba cholis, chudidars, and bandhni dupattas, adorn yourself with dazzling jewelry, and immerse yourself in the traditional dance mode, because Navratri is here! From religious significance to being a social gathering and an opportunity for fun outings, Navratri holds a special place in the hearts of people from all walks of life. It’s a time for dance, music, devotion, and unlimited festivities.”

CATEGORY: – Duration:
Its a competition between different age groups. All age groups are welcome to participate. The different categories are:
• 2 to 10 yrs : 10 mins
• 11 to 17 yrs – 20 mins
• 17 – 35 yrs : 20 mins
• 35 + : 15 mins