One thing that is constant in this world is the power of music. Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.
Shankar Mahadevan Academy introduced a free musical entertainment program called Nirvana. The 60-minute musical bonanza was an initiative to have musicians perform to people who battle life alone – living with a serious illness or coping with sheer loneliness. At the same time, they could bring out many hidden talents from many of Pallium India’s patients and caregivers through singing and fun.
And to add to this joy was a music extravaganza ‘Sangam’ performed by the talented students and teachers of Shankar Mahadevan Academy. Pallium India was blessed to be part of this event. Sangam successfully portrayed that music is a confluence of heart, mind and soul. A bunch of talented artists came together to present their own compositions sung by budding artists. Age was just a number that was re-emphasised by the participants of the event.
The highlight of the program was the musical fusion by the children who come under SMA’s Inspire India Project, where children from economically backward societies are given free music classes.