Women with a vision

The Woman Up! Summit, an inclusive platform initiated by Siyahi to create a conversation around the need for women to gain financial independence as the only viable means for empowerment, commenced on Monday with the new thrill in town at Hotel Grand Uniara, honouring successful speakers like President of Gramin Vikas Chetna Sansthan, Ruma Devi; Secretary, Science & Technology Department, Government of Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha; CEO, SHEROES, Sairee Chahal; Founder of Bunaai, Oridnaree and Wearlee and a former fashion blogger, Pari Choudhary; Bhanwari Devi, among others.

Bhanwari Devi and group, widely known for diverse works in deity worship, folk music and epic narration, gave an enthralling performance of ‘Sawariyo Ghat Mai’, a devotional song in the praise of Lord Krishna. Her bold and powerful voice mesmerised the audience. The concert marked the opening of the event. Devi also performed many popular Rajasthani folk songs like ‘Kanuro Na Jaane Mhari Preet’, ‘Meera Prem Deewani’, ‘Baaga Mai Chai Nagar Bel’, ‘Churalo Ro Singar’, ‘Hindo Toh Ghalawe Hariyo Bagh’, ‘Binjaari Re Tu Has Has Bol’, ‘Maala Ro Maniya’ and ‘Aaj Jobniyo Jaato Nahi’.