Droupadi Murmu invites Rhythm for performance at Raj Bhawan
Jamshedpur, March 11: Governor Droupadi Murmu on Sunday attended a programme of Rhythm, a Bistupur-based social organisation that teaches music to the visually impaired children and youngsters making them learn a skill to get empowered.
She appreciated the efforts of the organisation. On the occasion students showcased their talent at the Ramdas Bhatta Community Development Centre in Bistupur which left the Governor spell bound.
“I am really impressed to see the performance of children. Music has no boundaries. It is a medicine for the soul and I am proud that an organisation like Rhythm is teaching visually impaired music that not only heals them mentally but also who listens to them. Praising the efforts of Rhythm, Murmu said any person who has attained properties of art can put up the best performance without any hindrance. ‘The social organisation which is not financially strong despite imparting music lessons is commendable’, added Governor.
I would want them to come to Raj Bhawan and perform so that others also know that such things are possible. Music to me is something, which should touch the heart and elevate the listener to a height and a state of reverie where he doesn’t know where he is,” said Murmu addressing the gathering at the programme.
Governor witnessed the performance put up by the special children. Earlier, secretary of Rhythm, Vivekananda Dey shed light on the journey of the institution. ‘Rhythm came into existence in the year 2001. Several of special children have learnt about music from the organisation and now hold several shows across the country’, said Dey. He further said that soon musical instruments will be provided free of cost to the children from deprived section of the society. The event was anchored by Uday Chandravanshi.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar and senior superintendent of police Anoop Birthare were also present on the occasion.
Members of Rhythm who are also associated to the National Association for the Blind performed for Murmu and other audience.