PADMA SHRI VIKRAMJIT SAHNEY

Musical Programmes

Vikramjit expands his horizon in his spiritual quest and gives expression to his gifted voice as an eminent exponent of Sufi Music. His renditions that had long been available to select audience for private listening, now find a way with the masses. Some of his music albums, songs and other musical programmes are listed hereunder:

Tere Ishq Nachaya:

The debut album of Vikramjit 'Tere Ishq Nachaya' stands out in plethora of music albums for more than one reason. It has a fragrance of Punjab’s heritage with contemporary music and enchanting videos. Largely related to heritage of Punjab, it has been contemporised to relate to youth with equal penchant. Artful rendition of soulful lyrics by Vikramjit, through his melodious voice, truly reflects the flavor of the soil. The enchanting verses were conceived by renowned poets and contemporary writers like Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Shah Hussain and Shiv Batalavi. This captivating album has been credited with India's top 5 for several months not only in India but also in U.K., U.S. Canada etc.

SHERA:

"Launching the song Shera is an expression of my patriotism as an Indian. It is a time for all of us to play a part. India is a land of promise and passion. Let's unite and make the Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi a success."
-Vikramjit Sahney

It was a proud moment for the Nation and Sun Foundation when the song 'Shera' was launched by Dr. M.S. Gill, Hon'ble Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports at a glittering ceremony in Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi on September 9, 2010, in the week preceding Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.



Shera - the mascot, symbolised the face of the Delhi 2010, energising the city and exhorting everyone to 'come out and play' and make the Commonwealth Games 2010 a grand success. Shera was chosen a mascot as a significant reminder of the depleting numbers of his species and the fragile environment he lives in and our responsibility towards the protection of his race and his ecosystem.

The song 'Shera' was conceived and produced by Vikramjit in his attempt at drawing concern for environment and healthy games. The song reflects the values Shera stands for. He is an achiever, a global citizen, justifiably proud of his nation's ancient heritage, a fierce competitor with integrity and honesty. It has the energy and power to generate a healthy spirit of competition and enthusiasm among the masses, especially the youth.

The song has been sung in Hindi and English by Vikramjit, Shibani Kashyap and Millind. It reflects the spirit of Shera, representing majesty, power, charisma and grace. This song has the distinction of live performance by Vikramjit and his team at the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2010 where it generated tremendous amount of excitement in the masses while it urged everyone to join in with healthy spirit of the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.

"Patriotism is an emotion and attitude," passionately emphasized Vikramjit Sahney. "It's a sense of belonging. It is a time for all of us to play a part," he added. "India is a land of promise and passion. Let's unite once again and make the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi a success.

The song produced and presented to Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi by Sun Foundation, a charitable institution.

Delhi International Art Festival: Vikramjit and Hans Raj Hans

Exhilarating Sufi music filled the atmosphere at Amphitheatre, Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi in October 2009. This scintillating evening was a joint effort of Delhi International Art Festival and Sun Foundation, both committed to propagate music that touches human lives in a manner that gives exaltation to the whole being, raising it to the perfection that fulfills the life within.

The open air theatre was packed to capacity for this key event as Great Sufi Master in Punjabi Hans Raj Hans enthralled the audience with his powerful yet emotional voice. Music lovers got the treat of lyrics of Shiv Battalvi, Shah Hussain and several other Sufi saints through the intoxicating rendition from Hans Raj Hans.

An exhilarating fervor ran through the audience when Vikram was requested by the maestro himself to perform. Vikramjit then performed and enthralled the audience with his unique soulful voice and his rendition of 'Allah Hu' & 'Kamli Yaar Di Kamli'. On this occasion Vikramjit also appealed to guests to support the cause of 'Save a Girl Child' which is one of the most burning social evils of our times.

SOULFUL INSTINCT - Pyar Da Rishta:

Vikramjit feels privileged that his music album 'Soulful Instinct - Pyar Da Rishta', poignantly penned by Sada Ambalvi, was launched by Abida Parveen, Mallika-e-Sufi on 22nd December 2011 at Sovereign Hall, Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. Both Vikramjit and Abida Parveen shared the stage on this occasion with their power packed performances. In addition to the launch of the audio, two visually impactful videos, Pag Ban and Mitti were also released on this occasion.

Vikramjit Sahney, dedicated all proceeds of this album towards the noble cause of 'Save the Girl Child'

BABULA:

It was recognition of Vikramjit Sahney's talent when his soulful and spell-binding song 'Babula' won the special award of Best Song of Year 2010 for a social cause at PTC Punjabi Music Awards held on 18th March 2011 at Jalandhar. Vikram's emotion filled rendition of the simple words that form the lyrics of this song touched millions of hearts around the world. Among the plethora of awards in various categories, the award for 'Babula' may easily be rated the most socially relevant one. It is an extremely emotional and introspective song that has appealed to the masses for its cause - 'Save the Girl Child'. The song is a fervent appeal from an unborn girl child to not disrupt the harmony of creation and the universe.

Kalgidhar:

A heart rending account of unparalleled greatness and several personal sacrifices made by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh which included sacrificing all of his four sons at their tender ages achieving martyrdom in battle with Mogul tyrants. It is sung most passionately by Vikramjit describing how Guru Gobind Singh made sacrifices for the good of the society and to spread the message that we have to be proud of our culture and follow its dictate.

Devotional Album:

On popular demand of his fans, very soon, Vikramjit is going to enthrall us with a devotional album.

EK SHAM, GAZAL AUR SUFIANA KALAM KE NAAM:

Vikramjit Sahney initiated a mesmerizing evening of Ghazals and Sufiana Kalaam by the renowned singer Anita Singhvi at the FICCI auditorium, New Delhi on 6th February, 2011. In his soulful voice, he set the mood for the evening by singing the song on 'mother earth' and went on to sing the verses composed by Shiv Batalvi 'Mainu Tera Shabab Lai Baitha' that touched the audience.

GIRL CHILD:

Vikramjit feels very deeply about the plight of Girl Child in our country. He is doing his utmost to bring about social awareness to affect a positive change towards Girl Child. Through his various music albums, public interest message and other campaigns, he is promoting rich heritage of Punjab and also supporting the noble cause of saving the Girl Child by contributing his entire share from the sale proceeds of the music albums towards this noble cause.

BLOGS:

"In the present times, when the world is mostly conscious and collaborating at political, economic, and social levels, it is imperative that the glorious Sufi tradition, which flourished for centuries and transformed the cultural fabric with its positive, humanistic message, is recalled, celebrated and emulated."

"It is ironical that in this world of knowledge boom, we rarely find the knowledge that illuminates our inner spaces and leads us to have peace and integration within, with ourselves and others."

It was recognition of Vikramjit Sahney's talent when his soulful and spell-binding song 'Babula' won the special award of Best Song of Year 2010 for a social cause at PTC Punjabi Music Awards held on 18th March 2011 at Jalandhar. Vikramjit's emotion filled rendition of the simple words that form the lyrics of this song touched millions of hearts around the world. Among the plethora of awards in various categories, the award for 'Babula' may easily be rated the most socially relevant one. It is an extremely emotional and introspective song that has appealed to the masses for its cause - 'Save the Girl Child'. The song is a fervent appeal from an unborn girl child to not disrupt the harmony of creation and the universe.
Vikram Sahney
"Launching the song Shera is an expression of my patriotism as an Indian. It is a time for all of us to play a part. India is a land of promise and passion. Let's unite and make the Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi a success".
-Vikramjit Sahney