INDIANAPOLIS: “Heer from Denmark Anita Lerche, who kept the Punjabi spectators spell-bound during her recent concert in Indianapolis, said “ it was a very memorable meeting Christel DeHaan, the lady with a big heart, who with Christel House helps and educates impoverished children through her schools around the world.
The Danish singer said “after my Charity concert Christel DeHaan, Founder and CEO of Christel House International wrote this message: “Dear Friends, Thank you for sharing a magical evening with us last night. Anita Lerche’s talents brought a bit of India to Indianapolis—and we hope you enjoyed her performance.
“If you’d like to know more about our work in Bangalore, Lavasa and around the world, please peruse Christel House India’s annual report, available online .”
Starting with a welcome song in Punjabi “Aaojee, Jee Aayan Noon, “Sadkay Punjab Toon” was the piece-de-resistance of the concert of Anita Lerche last week.
Anita Lerche shared Christel House International’s album on Facebook and wrote” What an unforgettable night here in Indianapolis – performing and raising money for Christel House International. I want to thank Emmetts The Studio for stunning Hair & Makeup, Mendhi By Janni for the lovely Henna design and the talented Percussionist Shivanand ji from Chicago, who performed with me. The audience were just amazing and I cannot believe that one of my fans came all the way from New Jersey just to attend my concert – and he presented me with a beautiful Birthday gift as well – Thank you Sant Bawa ji:) Last but not least it was an honour to meet Christel De Haan, the founder of Christel House – and I was so impressed by her great Team, who did an excellent job yesterday.
Zohaib Hassan wrote on FB “Hey! Anita, I have listened your songs just as to check your Punjabi accent. I was hoping that you may be just good, but you are excellent. Great! Hats off to you. For: Maahiya – feat. Cheshi
Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee president Raju Chinthala was also joined by Sravan Patharla, Secretary of IHSCC, Ajay Ponugoti, Chairman of India Association of Indianapolis, Bharath Gali, President & CEO of GD InfoTech and Jane A. Gehlhausen Director of International & Cultural Affairs, Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee feels privileged and honored to co-host ‘An Evening Celebrating Christel House India’. We are excited to be a part of the event and to host Danish singer-songwriter, composer and actress, Anita Lerche in Indianapolis,” Raju Chinthala has been quoted as saying.
Kanwal Prakash Singh, a prominent American Sikh, described the concert as a “tremendous success.”