GOOD OLD DAYS
Lorraine Music Academy celebrated Children’s Day with a focus on Clean India Campaign
Over 180 children from across Delhi NCR, Haryana and Rajasthan participated in a musical memorial Remembering Chacha Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hosted by Lorraine Music Academy and LAMP Trust recently.
The concert was dedicated to the national patriotic project “Come India Sing Jana Gana Mana” and “Come India Sing For Clean India”. Aubrey Aloysius from the academy addressed children, youth and the audience gathered, reminding them of the great sacrifices of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Aubrey Aloysius reminded the audience how Mahatma Gandhi walked into the studios of All India Radio in 1947 to address the suffering, anguish-filled refugees who were camped in Kurukshetra having just faced the agonies and the horrors of Partition earlier. Mahatma Gandhi recorded a five-minute message which was broadcast. Aubrey commended the great yeoman service to the nation being done by Prasar Bharati, All India Radio.
The evening was also dedicated to our Narendra Modi’s initiative of “Bal Swachchata”. Everyone present took the ‘Clean India Pledge’ and spoke out loud the swachchata shapath in Hindi, thus committing themselves to 100 hours of service to this cause every year. At “The (Little) Thinkers’ Forum”, moderated by Aubrey Aloysius, it was evident that children were proud to be Indian citizens and expressed their desire to strive to do their best for the protection of women, helping abolish child labour, using their time well and excelling in all they do to make India proud of their achievements.
The musical memorial included performances of songs like Ekla Chalo Re, Dohas from Kabir and a medley of our nation’s folk dances, highlighting India’s cultural ethos of unity in persity.
Aloysius, said, “Music is food for the soul. A good diet of the right kind of music gives you mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual stability. Music helps the creative process and sparks the imagination and ideas.”