Taking meditation, music closer to people

Carnatic vocalist launches a campaign in the city

March 01, 2017 07:57 am | Updated 07:57 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

On a mission:  Carnatic vocalist Pantula Rama.

On a mission: Carnatic vocalist Pantula Rama.

In a step towards bringing music and meditation closer to one’s heart and making them an integral part of life, a campaign -- Para the supreme -- has been launched by Carnatic vocalist Pantula Rama along with her disciples in the city.

Terming the objectives of ‘Para’ a well-designed ones to draw the attention of people from all sections and introduce them to the domain of arts, Dr. Pantula Rama says a plethora of activities form a part it.

The first step in line with the project is ‘Swachh Swar’, a two-day learning camp, which will be organised on March 3 and 4.

A team of experts will train the participants in ‘Sapta swaras’-- seven notes of music and simplest way to meditate. “While meditation techniques will be taught by Gopala Krishna, founder and CEO of Spiritual Tablets Research Foundation, I will impart basic concepts of music to the participants along with my disciples. ‘Sangeetam’ (music) and ‘dhyanam’ (meditation) are the two key components that keep one’s mind stress-free. The prime focus is to enable people learn, recognise, sing swaras and experiment with subtle variations. When you learn to sing and meditate in an appropriate manner, you are sure to strike a harmonious chord in life,” Dr. Pantula Rama has told The Hindu .

Online courses

The free learning camp is scheduled to begin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kalabharathi Auditorium on Friday and Saturday.

Participants will have access to a list of music teachers located in various neighbourhoods where they can learn music further. This apart, students will also be introduced to online music courses depending on their requirement.

“As I have been experiencing a blissful life through Carnatic music since my childhood, I want to reach out to those who aspire to become part of the music world and show them a direction wherein they can get trained in the medium,” she says.

Very soon, the ‘Para’ team intends to head to various schools and colleges and highlight the advantages of learning music and meditation and their link to improve concentration level.

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