Diwali Concert sets World Record at 30 Hours as the longest show on Earth

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - When the clock struck 12:30 AM on Oct 12th 2009, standing at the stage with volunteers and performers in front of thousands of cheering spectators, announced Roger Nair with friend and co-organizer Harpreet Sethi standing by his side "The world record is set at 30 hours for the longest show on earth in an indoor venue." As the crowd cheers brought the house down at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. The show started at 6:30 PM on Oct. 9th at the Rogers Centre, the largest covered venue in the world and ended at 12:30 AM with Canadian company Roger Nair Productions presenting "Heartthrobs" with 12 Bollywood and TV stars premiering at the Grand Finale.

"Toronto is proud to Host Mahautsav" said Mayor Miller about the record setting show. Numerous MP's from across party lines along with dignitaries and diplomats from many countries also attended the festival.

"Stereo Nation rocked the Dome and performed in front of 20,000 people which increased to over 30,000 by the time "Heartthrobs" came to stage a few hours later. The religious, devotional, and health segments pulled their own respective crowd in thousands " said Harpreet Sethi whose Radisson Plaza Hotel and Grand Victorian Hotel in Mississauga Co-presented the event.

In a joint statement issued today, filmmaker Roger Nair and hotelier Harpreet Sethi declared "We have accomplished what we set out to do. We wanted to create awareness for Diwali in North America and the Western world, a festival both dear to Hindus and Sikhs. By setting the bar at a 30 hour nonstop show at the biggest venue in the world, we have certainly brought attention to this very special Festival which is celebrated with the same enthusiasm and festivities as Christmas in many nations."

Diwali the Festival of lights is celebrated in India and many other Caribbean and South Pacific countries and is a national holiday in numerous countries besides India.


For further information: For further information: (647) 878-1967, www.mahautsav.com

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