Indian Harmonica Day Celebration 2015

Indian Harmonica Day is  too good for the harmonica lovers and the best part is that year after the year it has been celebrated in various cities across India like Hyderabad,Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Burdwan etc.

Indian Harmonica Day day  or the IHD was initiated during the IMP Meet 2012, Kolkata (Indian Mouthorgan Players’ Meet)  organised in association with  Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad (HaLoH)  and Kolkata Harmonica Association (KHA) formerly called as Indian Harmonica Association (IHA)  on  18th August, 2012

Harmonica Lovers from various cities feeling like a day dedicated to the harmonica  is the perfect opportunity to organize harmonica concerts by roping in the great harmonica players , also  to encourage new and emerging harmonica players- to build up a treasury of the old and new in the world of harmonica. Music after all is the greatest unifier in humanity and no event is better recognized or defined than by music which defines and completes a perfect human social and aesthetic experience.

Consistently for the 4th year HaLoH team celebrated “Indian Harmonica Day”  on 22nd November 2015 at Prasad Labs Preview Theatre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. 22nd November was the birthday of Father of Harmonica in India -Late Shri Milon Gupta, who popularized harmonica in India with his melodies and taught to play Harmonica to many Harmonica Lovers. This event was sponsored by M/s NMDC Limited, M/s Agromech and M/s Globion.
Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad (HaLoH) organized a Karaoke musical nite on Harmonica. The programme was a grand success with grand  audience comprising music lovers from all walks of life Young and old both enjoyed the program equally. The audience enjoyed the performances of all the Harmonica Lovers. They clapped along and enjoyed the renditions.

Chief Guest- Harmonica Jadugar Ashok Bhandari  from Delhi , mesmerised  the audience along with HaLoH members and other guests –Shri Rajeev Srivastava from Mumbai, Shri Sanat Kumar from Chennai and  Shri Tapan Maharana from Odisha.
Those who wish to know more about Shri Ashok Bhandari  may click on the link below....

Harmonica Lovers of Hyderabad Col C.P.Sriram anchored this event

Team HaLoH welcomes  guests.

Shri Ashok Bhandari and Shri Vinayak Bhosekar and Baby Annapurna lighting the lamp

Shri Ashok Bhandari being felicitated by HaLoH.

The joy on the faces of Harmonica Lovers is inexplicable.

HaLoH thanks the visitors and all the members for the success of this programme.

Mobilising the funds :

Team HaLoH performed for Hyderabad Bangalee Samity's BIJAYA SAMMELANI-2015 thus they added  funds to for organising this event apart from Volunteer contributions and sponsorships.


The event came to an end with Shri Vinayak Bhosekar giving the vote of thanks. After this fabulous harmonica  evening -we are all now looking forward to the next IHD 2016.

We breathe harmonica!


Indian Mouthorgan Players’ Meet-2015 , Indore

Indian Mouthorgan Players’ Meet-2015 was successfully organised by Harmonica Club of Indore on 3rd and 4th October 2015 at Indore. 

12 harmonica lovers from HaLoH participated in the event. 

The programme was a grand success with  200 harmonica lovers attending the meet from all the corners of India.
The credit for organizing this mega event goes to Harmonica Club of Indore  team-especially Dr Raghavan Iyengar, Shri Girish Deshpande, Dr Mahendra Agarwal, Dr Pramod Bansod, Mr Sumit Takkar, Mr RS Bankura and Dr Pravin Jadia.

The event was a grand success and the delegates had a real learning experience with fun. The interactive and educative sessions on harmonica techniques, music theory were quite helpful for the delegates. All the delegates also had the opportunity to perform and enjoy each others’ renditions during the event.

Team HaLoH presenting a Momento to the Harmonica Club of Indore.

HaLoH congratulates all the harmonica lovers who attended this festival

Creating World Record at Golden Book of World Records:
On 4th October 2015, 200 Indian Mouthorgan Players created the World Record in Golden Book of World Records. HaLoH Members Vinayak, Ramana, Vijay, Vivek, Col CP Sriram, G Raj Kumar, Karthik, Mahendra Gala, A Rajkumar, Naren Jain and  Avinesh Singh  along with other 191 Harmonica Players across India created the World Record of “ 200 people playing harmonica simultaneously” at Indore during Indian Mouthorgan Players’ Meet 2015 organised by Harmonica Club of Indore.
Mr Vinayak Bhosekar of HaLoH cheered at the venue with the Record Certificate 
On 11th October HaLoH team celebrated this achievement at Indira Park Hyderabad, where we held our weekly meetings.
Photo Credits : Mr Rajesh Goswami-Agra, Mr Nakul Dhagat-Bhopal, Mr Avinesh Singh-Hyderabad

We Breathe Harmonica!