Mysuru: The most-awaited entertainment show of Dasara – Yuva Dasara – began at the Maharaja College Grounds here yesterday. Renowned playback singer Palak Muchhal enthralled the audience with her soothing voice. She was accompanied by her younger brother Palash Muchhal, a music composer.
When the actual Yuva Dasara began, empty chairs greeted the guests. But as the clock ticked 9 pm, people thronged the venue to catch a glimpse of Palak Muchhal.
She started off with ‘Tu Hi Ye Mujhko Bata De’ song from movie Aashiqui 2 which won her many awards. This was followed by a number of melodies including the latest chartbuster song ‘Kaun Tujhe’ from the movie M.S. Dhoni. The crowd swayed as Palak rendered the famous song ‘Hum Tere Bin’, the famous love anthem from Aashiqui 2. Palak continued to entertain the audience with her favourite songs rendered by other playback singers.
The rock version of ‘Lambi Judaai’, ‘Teri Dewani’ of Kailash Kher and songs medleys ‘Mein Tenu Samjhawan Ki (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania)’, ‘Bhigi Bhigi Sadkon Pe Mein (Sanam Re)’, ‘Jag Ghumiya (Sulthan)’, ‘Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)’, ‘Lapatha (Ek Tha Tiger), entertained the audience to the maximum. The concert also saw Palash Muchhal and fellow singer Arjun also enthralling the audience.
Palak Muchhal has been conducting concerts named ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’ (from heart to heart) in various parts of country and world to raise funds for her Palak Muchhal Heart Foundation which mainly help the kids with congenital heart diseases. Till date, the Foundation has helped 1,282 children undergo heart surgeries. There are another 422 children waiting to be operated upon. Palak has also entered the Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records for achievements in social works.
Before Palak Muchhal’s concert, artistes from various parts of the State performed. Prior to this, District in-Charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa inaugurated the Yuva Dasara at a gala ceremony. Mayor M.J. Ravikumar, MLA M.K. Somashekar, Deputy Mayor Rathna Lakshman, Zoo Authority of Karnataka Chairperson Mallige Veeresh, SP Ravi D. Channannavar, MCC Commissioner G. Jagadeesha and others were present.