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THE MAHASABHA


Although Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan had been going on every year without a break ever since 1875, yet an organizing committee came into being in 1922. Rai Bahadur Pandit Devi Chand was appointed as the founder President, Shri Mushtaq Rai Sood the Vice President, Shri Jagan Nath Parti the Secretary and Shri Sant Ram Ahluwalia was appointed as the Treasurer.

After Pt. Devi Chand's death, Seth Hukam Chand Budhia was appointed the President and after Seth Hukam Chand Budhia's death, the organizing committee was given the form of a registered society and was given the name -

Shri Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd)

Chairman
Padma Vibhushan Shri Ashwani Kumar
IP ( DGP BSF Retd ) is the chairman of the Mahasabha

President
Shri Ashwani Kumar served the Mahasabha as President from 1952 to 1994. Under Shri Ashwani Kumar's able leadership, Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan acquired the highest standards in terms of quality of music, organization, and international fame.

Shri R.P.S Pawar IAS served as the President from 1994 to 1995, Shri B.K. Srivastava served as the President from 1995 to 1997, Mrs. Geetika Kalha served as the President from 1997 to 1998, Padam Shri Sh.Vijay Kumar Chopra, who served as the Presidents of the Mahasabha in the year 1998 to 2004 gave new impetus to the Mahasabha, making ut financially sound and vibrant. In short, all Presidents had put in their efforts creating new landmarks every year.

Shri O. P. Seth was appointed as the president in the year 2004 and is currently serving the Mahasabha.


Vice President 

Shri Mushtaq Rai Sood, Shri J.M.Rishi, Shri D.P.Sharma, Shri A.S.Jhikka, Shri Sukhdev Raj, Shri Didar Singh, Shri S.K.Kakkar IAS, Shri Dinkar Gupta IPS, Shri J.S.Bir IAS. Shri K.K.Sharma, Shri S.C.Grover IRS,Shri M.P.Singh IAS, Smt. Vinni Mahajan IAS, Shri Jai Krishan Saini, Shri J. K. Beri, Mrs Purnima Beri., Shri Shital Vij and Shri Alok Sondhi served the Mahasabha as Vice Presidents in the yesteryears.

Shri A. S. Datta, Shri Arun Kapoor, and Mrs. Beas Kalyan Singh, Shri S. N. Chopra, Shri Vijay Sehgal  are currently serving as the Vice Presidents.


General Secretaries 

Shri Faquir Chand Kapoor served the Mahasabha as General Secretary till 1965, Shri Balbir Raj Sondhi served the Mahasabha as General Secretary from1965 to 1967 Shri Kasturi Lal Jain served the Mahasabha as General Secretary from1967 to 1975, Shri Vijay Sehgal served the Mahasabha as General Secretary from1975 to 1998. They all served the Mahasabha with distinction.

Mrs. Purnima Beri took over as the General Secretary in 1998 and is presently serving the Mahasabha with devotion and dedication.


Secretary 
Shri Jagan Nath Parti served the Mahasabha as Secretary with great dedication from 1922 to 1964. Shri Alok Sondhi, who served the Mahasabha as Secretary from 1993 to 1998 introduced the concepts of Team Work, Delegation and created an effective team for the organization.


Treasurer

Shri Sant Ram Ahluwalia, Shri Dwarka Dass Sehgal, Shri K.K.Sehgal, Shri Ashok Sehgal served the Mahasabha as Treasure in their respective terms.

Shri Rakesh Dada took over in 1994 as the Treasurer and is currently serving the Mahasabha with distinction.


Director

Shri Jainti Dass Mohan and Pt. Janal Raj IPS served the Mahasabha as Director of Mela and organised Sangeet Sammelans successfully.

Shri S. S. Ajimal was appointed as the Director in 1997 and is currently serving the Mahasabha with total commitment.


Joint-Secretary

Shri Atam Sarup Datta, Shri Mohan Lal Chopra, Shri R.R.Kalia, Shri Sudarshan Jyoti served the Mahasabha as Joint Secretaries

Dr. Arun Mishra, Shri Deepak Bali, Dr. Jyoti Mittu, Ms. Kulvinder Deep Kaur, Shri Madan Rana, Shri Manu Seen, Shri Rajesh Vij, Shri Rohit Khanna, Shri Sangat Ram and Shri Tarun Sharma are the serving Joint Secretaries of the Mahasabha.


Public Relation Officers

Shri Naveen Sagar is currently serving as PROs


Executive Members

Pt. Janak Raj, Pt. Onkar Nath, Shri Ramesh Chander, Shri Vijay Kumar Chopra, Shri Chander Prakash Angrish, Mrs. Kamla Jaiswal, Shri Jainti Prasad Mohan, Shri Kailash Kapoor, Sh. Y.P.Mohindru, S. Achhar Singh, Shri S.L.Mishra, Shri S.P.Karwal, Shri Rishi Dev Sondhi, Shri Hari Dev Thapar, Shri M.M.Kalia, Shri Jagan Nath Mishra, Shri S.P.Kalia, Shri Banarsi Dass Jairath, Shri Shal Ram Bhapa, Shri Pushkar Mani, Shri Brij Lal Khanna, Shri Mohan Lal Sharma, Shri Bharat Raj Sondl Seth Madan Lal, Shri J.K.Sehgal, Shri J.K.Gupta, Shri Om Prakash Seth, Km. Lajja Wati, Km. Vid' Anand, Shri J.S.Bolina, Shri Avinash Chadha, Shri A.S.Dutta, Shri J.S.Bawra, Shri Om Prakash Arya, Shri S.P.Bahri, Shri H.S.Arora, Shri Lalit Mohan, Shri Lal Chand Sabharwal, Shri Gurdial Saini, Shri J.B.Goel) Shri Man Mohan Singh Kalsi, Shri Narottam Ratti, Shri Joginder Mody, Shri Sharad Aggarwal, Shri Jasmit Rana, Shri Rohit Khanna, Shri S.S.Ajimal, Shri Vikram Manocha, Shri Chander Mohan, Shri Barjinder Singh, Shri Irwin Khanna, Shri P.K.Mayor, Shri J.K.Beri, Shri Vivek Sondhi, Shri I.K.Sardana, Shri H.L.Sharma, Shri Gyan Bhandari, Shri Avinash Chopra, Shri Arvind Chopra, Shri K.L.Sawhney, Shri V Mahajan, Shri Parmod Sehgal, Mrs Nutan Sehgal, Mrs. Beas Kalyan Singh, Mrs. Kamna Raj Aggarwal, Dr. Ravi Sharma, Dr. Jagmohan Puri, Shri Ram Pal Thakur, Shri Rakesh Khanna, Shri R.K.Gupta, Shri Sandeep Kaul, Shri Rajinder Kapoor, Shri Parmod Aggarwal, Shri Sheetal Vij, Shri K.S.Sabharwal, Shri Jagdish Singh Waryam, Shri Chetan Kalia, Shri Vijay K Kumar, Shri H.S.Sagar, Shri Jaspal Chimni, Shri N.Khosla, Shri K.K.Bhatnagar, Shri Navneet Jyoti, Shri Mohan Singh Sachdeva, Shri K.L. Jain, Shri Ajay Kant Gupta served as Executive Committee members in various years.

Besides a few mentioned above, there were many more committed workers who had made their contributions in organizing the Sangeet Sammelan year after year.


 

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