WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Sixth Annual Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil will be held May 16 at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, from 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

West Orange music students, faculty, and local musicians will showcase their talents and honor the memory of Nikhil Badlani, who died in a car crash in June of 2011. Nikhil would have graduated with his classmates at West Orange High School in June.

The Nikhil Badlani Foundation promotes traffic safety awareness and music education and provides scholarships to graduating West Orange High School and Columbia High School seniors. In 2015, “Nikhil’s Law” was passed in New Jersey, which expands the New Jersey state driver's examination to include a question asking whether the driver is aware of the consequences of failing to adhere to traffic laws, and gives them the option to take the Stop for Nikhil Safety Pledge.

For more information on the Nikhil Badlani foundation and its activities, visit www.nikhilbadlanifoundation.org.