Grafica News - September 2017
Enthralling Music Concert by NODA
14th September 2017
"I must commend the 18 member team of NODA (National Organisation of Disabled Artists) for their enthralling music concert at the recently concluded SPAI-FESPA Awards Nite in Goa. Their rhythmic performance gave solace to the participants. As the NODA team made their grand finale with a patriotic song, I personally made a humanitarian appeal to the audience to make generous contributions to NODA. It was touching moment when several entrepreneurs spontaneously responded to my appeal by making generous contributions to NODA to support their cause. Thank you all."
National Organization of the Disabled Artists aims to work towards providing an International Musical platform to Visually & Physically Disabled Artists.
NODA India History
It all started with a thought to give visually challenged artists a professional worldwide platform to showcase their musical talent & earn dignity. Kishor L. Gohil, the leader and founder of NODA, along with his 2 to 3 colleagues use to perform with various charitable trusts who were into planning & executing various shows for visually challenged artists. After few years struggle to establish themselves, in December 2000, NODA India was born. On 5th January 2001, NODA conducted its first show named "Roshni" at Prabodhankar Thackrey Hall in Mumbai. There after no there was no turning back, but only winning millions of hearts of arts lovers.
Kishor completed his school education from Happy Home School for Blind. He further pursued Bachelor of Arts in Marathi Literature at Elphinston College. As he was interested in entertainment shows, he got involved in various shows during his FY & SY. He worked as a Mimicry artist in Kalyanji & Anandji's 1st ever show for visually challenged artists in 1991 at Jambori Ground, Worli. As his core interest always laid in Anchoring but he couldn't get the right opportunity to show his talent. Accidently he got an opportunity within the show & then he anchored all further shows. Apart from this, Kishor was associated with various other such shows in Pune & college activities.
Successfully released 2 albums:
1. Gurugeet Gunjan – Year 2004
2. Stavan Aadhar – Year 2005;
First ever Marathi song album created by NODA – Aaj Mi Ganaraya Vandila
15th May 2007 – 1st show at Dubai
June 2008 – August – 21 shows in the US
Oct – Dec 2008 – 17 shows in USA
Year 2008 was a historical year for NODA as it got a golden opportunity to perform 38 shows in USA
April 2010 – 1st show in the UK
Since year 2007, NODA has been performing every year at Dubai at Crown Plaza.
NODA grabbed several shows on international platform:
USA Show – 5000 crowd
Los Angeles Show – 2500
Mumbai – 5000
Mumbai – 9500
Nagpur Show – 5000
1. Roshni (Bollywood Special)
2. Black (Bollywood Special for International Events)
3. Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Bollywood Special)
4. Ae Watan Tere Liye (Patriotic Special)
5. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (Patriotic Special along with Rangat)
6. Gandha Marathi Maticha (Marathi Lavani, Bhaktigeet & Bhavgeet)
8. Wedding & Sangeet
9. Corporate Training
Clubs and Association shows
Charity Shows for Rotary Club
Regular live performance by artists at Ophthalmologist Clinic in Mumbai (Specially designed for Patients)
- Take Indian music to various international destinations where it has not reached yet.
- Develop & create a Talent Hunt & Reality show for disabled artists for them to showcase their talent & help them build their repertoire.
- Give such social recognition to these artists so that they can be completely engaged into various shows & run their families.