This birthday has been going good even after the birthday. The whole week has been going great. Yesterday night was the icing on the cake. Ranjana had taken part in a singing competition organized by a local Hindi radio station.
And she won. She was singing on stage for the first time.
She got a big cup.
It all started a few months back when after dinner, we had gone out for some ice-cream. The radio was playing in the car and we were listening to “Ujala Radio”. The program that was playing was called “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” where listener could call in and sing their song. So just for the heck of it, we urged Ranjana to call. She is a very good singer but had never sung in public before that.
She sang a song which was so much appreciated that she managed to get a gift hamper for that song. The radio station also promised her that she could participate in a singing competition.
The "Sa Re ga Ma Pa" trophy for the best singer
We did not think of much until the competition was actually announced. Then it was a big discussion about which song to sing when she zeroed on the song from “Hero”.
A lot of practice session later, the day finally arrived when she was supposed to sing. We all rallied around her. There were many singers who sang popular songs and they sang well. “Lambi Judaai” is not a well known song among the present young generation.
When Ranjana sang, it was obvious that she did not have any competition at all as if she was the winner from that moment onward. Its been a happy week.