Peace finds a note


The serene surrounding, the blanket of stars and perfect lighting — the Garden of Dreams looked like a dream. And it had opened its doors on October 2 to celebrate the Day of Non-Violence with the Peace Concert 2007 organised and managed by AD Factor.

The event started with soothing music by Experience Nepal, a band comprising members who are also teaching music.

On the occasion, Ambassador of Denmark, Finn Thilsted said, “Though the peace treaty was signed, it has not come to Nepal yet. I hope through this concert the message will be spread. For the prosperity of Nepal, peace is very important.”

The stage was then taken over by the band Raktika. It is a new band made up of well-known names in the music industry like Prabhu Dhakal, Hari Maharjan, Iman Shah, Nikhil Tuladhar, Riju Tuladhar, Robin Lal Shrestha, and Lochan Rizal. Starting their performance with Ganesh sloka, they performed Raktika Kali, Megha Malhar, Foreplay, Boom Boom, Maanis, Prashna, Take 5, Breezing, Minor song and When I was.

With their fabulous performance they were successful in capturing everyone’s attention and interest.

“As the concert was for non-violence, it was a pleasure to perform and as our band too stands for peace,” said Rizal, who is also a Goodwill Ambassador to UN.

The event was successful in attracting a crowd that consisted of both local

and expatriates. It continued till 9:30 pm, and lets all hope the message it wanted to spread about peace through music reached everyone.

The amount generated from the concert will be given to the Action for Poverty Alleviation Trust (APAT).