5TH VEDA – A CULTURAL CLUB LAUNCHED AT WHISTLINGWOODS BY Vidya Balan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ON 30 JAN 2015 Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Subhash Ghai and Vidya Balan at Whistling Woods InternationalSukhwinder Singh, Meghna Ghai Puri, Vidya Balan, Subhash Ghai, Dr. Stephen Arnott Inaugurating the 5th VEDA at Whistling Woods International

Celebrations included an exclusive performance by Sukhwinder Singh as a part of the 5th VEDA concept


Mumbai, January 30 2015: Whistling Woods International (WWI), India’s largest Film, Communication and Media Arts institute launched the 5th VEDA – a cultural hub and I-Pray room to promote art, culture and spirituality among their students. Showcasing their support towards this unique initiative, Vidya Balan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali graced the occasion and inaugurated the cultural hub and the meditation room.

Subhash Ghai, Chairman, WWI said, “I had originally envisioned these concepts, but could not initiate them because of the previous government changing stands on the existence of a global Institute like WWI. The 5th VEDA and the I-Pray room will give students a break from their regular routine and ensure art and meditation becomes a part of their daily life. We plan to open doors to other students and public eventually for their benefit.”

The 5th VEDA is a cultural movement to develop the artistic skills of the students in the field of Dance, Drama, Music, Poetry, Speech, Painting and all kind of art forms. Students shall attend events of performing arts by various artistes of India including students’ participation on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the week and discuss classic movies of the World Cinema. Vidya Balan and Dr. Arnott, Assistant Secretary, Australian Arts Ministry shared their thoughts on the importance of such initiatives. Sukhwinder Singh mesmerized the audience with his breath-taking performance.


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