TARANA, a musical evening to enthrall the audience is organized by the PFWS. A yet another ‘first’ in the history of PFWS is launched with this musical evening - an Inter-District Cultural Competition held on 12th November, 2016, at K.D. Jadhav Hall, IGI stadium Delhi.
The event, TARANA, is organized with dual welfare objectives; one, to encourage and appreciate the talents of the family members of Delhi Police Personnel and the other is the cause of community welfare by generating awareness and support for the PFWS WAJIFA Program. PFWS WAJIFA initiative endeavors to support the dependents of policemen in continuing/enhancing their education, professional studies, skill development, special education needs, books and technical knowhow, vocational studies, physical and mental health, talent development, sports abilities etc. To actualize the vision and add sustainability to the financial support for Wajifa, Tarana is being organized. The proceeds of the Tarana event shall be utilized for WAJIFA.
The Tarana event was designed to be an extravaganza with celebrity presence and presence of renowned artistes. It was also the Launchpad for the official launch of the PFWS Website. The elaborate website could not have been launched any better than at this platform, with so much of fanfare and celebrations. The cultural extravaganza was filled with festivities and talent.
Mrs. Aruni Doval graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Special attractions at the event included the ramp walk by Divyang children and performances by celebrities. Renowned sufi singer and world-class performer Shri Kailash Kher and the well known actor, singer and politician Shri Manoj Tiwari marked their presence at the event and motivated the participants and contestants. Some other activities planned at this event included inter-district talent competition amongst children, youth and women for classical dance, contemporary dance, singing and skit with social messages.
The preparation of the event was no cakewalk, for the organizing teams, as well as, the participants and competitors. The PFWS teams, Delhi Police officers, volunteers and all other associates had put in the best of their efforts in preparing for the Tarana to be a successful event. There was meticulous planning done to hold the auditions at around at about 34 locations across various districts and Delhi Police zones. Rounds of auditions and subsequent stages of elimination and selection of participants took place. Even for the auditions, a lot of planning, execution and coordination were put-forth by the dedicated teams of PFWS and Delhi Police officers, working in tandem. The planning and organizing of the preliminary rounds of auditions began as early as September. The PFWS teams brainstormed with the Delhi Police officers, teams were created, roles and responsibilities were defined and allocated, deadlines and timelines, were defined, resource requirements were identified and the micro-details of every activity was worked out.
For each round of auditions, the participants were professionally trained by the professional trainers and artistes. Eminent judges were brought in to judge the competitions at every level, which helped the selection process to proceed in the fair and simple manner. The process of getting to auditions and the selection process for subsequent rounds was not just a grind of competition; it was a life transforming experience and journey for many participants. They not only learnt the art and polished their talent and skills, but also learnt the art and science of getting by in life with confidence. The participants learnt competitiveness, humbleness and value of hard work. Some learnt how to deal with tough situations and to deal with rejection and still getting back to fight it out again and prepare better for next time. The rigor of the competition and selection process also had a reward for many, with the appreciation and recognition they received for their talents. Concisely, this initiative provided them the opportunity to develop their artistic and life skills and helped in their holistic development.
The initiative had positively affected everyone associated with the preparation and organization of the event and had contributed to the enhancement in their personality, skills development, discovering more about themselves and improving their life skills. Even the organizing team members got chance to stretch their limits and polish their organizational and management abilities. The trainers and judges for the preliminary events were, duly recognized and thanked by the organizing teams and PFWS president. The President- PFWS presented them with acknowledgement letters.
The culmination of the arduous journey of preparing and organizing the Tarana event happened with the grand gala of musical and cultural festivities much admired and applauded by everyone who attended and participated.