“Sanjay Mandal and Group” are a bunch of kids and youngsters, making music out of waste and discarded stuff..!! Broken Metal pipes, used mineral water bottles, metal tin cans, water dispensing bottles, chipps can container, metal pencil boxes, soft- drink bottle caps.. Don’t miss out on that conch blow with a piece of pipe!
Listening to their performance, I get transported to my childhood. These were the rhymes that mom often teased me with. She was my perfect sibling- she had often exceeded all sibling rivalry possible (I miss that and her). I had sat watching them on my TV like a fool, remembering my mom and her words. Their music moves me to tears no matter how many times I hear them. While uploading the videos, I have barely been able to stop crying. Each time that young kid spoke to poem, I got goose bumps all over. I had spent searching for their videos for over half hour- not even once I had let their music go off..
Surprising and sadly, they could not make it to the 1st three even.. It seems that since a Minister had graced the show; the particular state got to win. Whatever..!@%^@@$%
All the Best Wishes..
Edit- 1st February, 2011
The comment below by Sanjay Mandal seems to be from none other than the performer himself as captured in the above video. His words are transliterated in Hindi- vernacular. Since I know the language, I have replied in Bangla. For everyone’s benefit and not letting the purpose get defeated of this post and his comment; I translate both the comments in English. Do keep in mind that I may not be able to post the accurate translation; however, have tried my best to post the essence of the words as posted below.
I am Sanjay Mandal. I did not know that so many people love me and that they hold such high opinion about us.
I don’t know much about the internet and that’s what delayed my contacting you; apologies for the same.
And I observed that some people want to meet me, they want to take me in their program. I would also feel good if I could part-take in their program, meet them; but they have a different number listed against my name and I don’t know anything about them. When I called them, they said that if someone asks me, I should say that they happen to be my manager.
That’s precisely why, I Sanjay Mandal, ask for your apology for not having been able to meet you all and Thank you Olivia for honoring me so much.
It felt nice reading your comment here..
I thank you a lot that you made efforts in searching this post and putting across your words here.
Your performance was awe- inspiring; my vocabulary is limited to express my appreciation towards you all. I had my own doubts about that number listed and that’s why I had not included that in my post. Incase you would want to share any of your own numbers, please do send a mail. I will put your contact numbers up in my post- here.
I’ll translate both your and my comments in English so everyone gets to read it.
Sending you loads of love and warm wishes.