Vibhor Saini and his Utopian performance: 98 years of Saraswati Music College


Music is not just about talent but is also about hard work and the knowledge that is imparted down the generations in the form of ideas, lyrics and outlook. The eve of Indian Film Festival Tashkent, Uzbekistan was also marked by the 98th anniversary of one of the most prestigious and renowned Music Institute of India, the Saraswati Music College, located in South Delhi. On one hand while the Indian Film Festival Tashkent, Uzbekistan with the theme “For Peace, Enlightenment and Progress" marked the confluence of popular worldwide celebrities, fashion icons, cultural heritage and most importantly, the remarkable films. On the other hand, Saraswati Music College hosted one of the most gracious yet extravagant cultural event to commemorate its milestone as well as be a pioneer for new launches.

A monumental event of the evening was the announcement of the launch of the 4th Volume of the Guitar Instrumental album, “Singing Strings of Vibhor Saini” by the most graceful, Mr. Randhir Kapoor who was a special guest for the evening.  The album is to be released later this year. Reminiscing the past memories, Mr. Randhir Kapoor shared how the previous three albums by Vibhor Saini were launched by none other than his own brother, actor Late Shri Rishi Kapoor. He further exclaimed how these albums had melodies from the films of Late Raj Kapoor Sahab and were a treat for all the people of the central Asian countries. Undoubtedly, these melodies held a significant place in the cultural ties between India and Uzbekistan. Well, like the earlier 3 albums, the 4th volume is all set to make people skip a heartbeat by bringing forth 10 admirable Bollywood songs.

Organized on 27th September, by Saraswati Music College the event was graced not only by the presence of actor Randhir Kapoor, but was also attended by awe-inspiring dignitaries. Honoring the gathering with their appearance was Mr. Purushottam Rupala, Union Minister, Govt. of India, Mr. Rahul Rawail (Film Director), H.E. Dilshod Ashatov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan in India, Dr. Alisher Djabbarov (Industrialist from Tashkent) and various other prominent businessmen of India and Representatives from the Embassy of Uzbekistan. 

Presiding the event was Mr. B.R. Saini, President, Saraswati Music College Society. Another segment of the event which was of great prominence was the release of a book by Vipul Saini on Urdu poetry, titled “Udta Phire Hai”. A writer and painter by passion, Vipul Saini is a curator at the Art Sastra Gallery, which is a part of the Saraswati Music college. As evident by the title, the book is an exquisite collection of poetry & Poetic Quotes.

Furthermore, Mr. Purushottam Rupala, Union Minister, Govt. of India expressed his sentiments towards India-Uzbek relationship by saying, “India and Uzbekistan are civilizational friends who were brought together not merely by geography but commonality of cultural heritage and harmonious linkages over centuries.”

The cultural performance by Vibhor Saini and students of Saraswati Music college, marked the finale of the august gathering. Vibhor Saini firmly believes that music is an emotion and definitely a way of life for him. Having launched 3 successful albums, Vibhor has not only earned popularity amongst the younger generations but has also set an example for them by starting the Katharas Studio back in 2007. As per him, emphasis is laid on the latest technologies in the studio while everything is acoustically and aesthetically matched.  He has earlier collaborated with the famous music duo Jatin-Lalit and has had opportunities to work in the Bollywood music industry but still his zeal to grow does not end as he further wishes to work with renowned artists like Imtiaz Ali, Pritam and many more.