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)
Vibhushan Shri Ashwani Kumar
IP ( DGP BSF Retd ) is the chairman of the Mahasabha
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.
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
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
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.
Purnima Beri took over as the General Secretary in 1998 and is
presently serving the Mahasabha with devotion and dedication.
Jagan Nath Parti served the Mahasabha as Secretary with great
dedication from 1922 to 1964.
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.
Sant Ram Ahluwalia, Shri Dwarka Dass Sehgal, Shri K.K.Sehgal, Shri
Ashok Sehgal served the Mahasabha as Treasure in their respective
Rakesh Dada took over in 1994 as the Treasurer and is currently
serving the Mahasabha with distinction.
Jainti Dass Mohan and Pt. Janal Raj IPS served the Mahasabha as
Director of Mela and organised Sangeet Sammelans successfully.
S. S. Ajimal was appointed as the Director in 1997 and is currently
Atam Sarup Datta, Shri Mohan Lal Chopra, Shri R.R.Kalia, Shri
Sudarshan Jyoti served the Mahasabha as Joint Secretaries
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
Naveen Sagar is currently serving as PROs
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.
a few mentioned above, there were many more committed workers who had
made their contributions in organizing the Sangeet Sammelan year