Celebrating Madras week

A musical journey: From Chennai to Washington

Sriram Ayer of Nalandaway interacts with children who went to the US for the musical event.

Sriram Ayer of Nalandaway interacts with children who went to the US for the musical event.  

21 children take part in US festival

A humble and talented bunch of children from Chennai went all the way to Washington to showcase the power of art and how it can transform lives.

Twenty-one children from Chennai Children's Choir of Nalandaway Foundation performed at the Serenade Choral Festival in Washington two months back. Padamshri Balaji, a 14-year-old student from the city said, “It was remarkable. We were thrilled to bits to perform there. It was quite a surreal experience.” Sriram Ayer of Nalandaway Foundation narrated the story of how they managed to take these children after being faced with several challenges, as part of the Madras Week celebrations. From planning this trip to sourcing funds, he spoke about the difficulties they encountered at every step.

“The biggest motivation art has, is its ability to transform lives. This opportunity they had will have a cascading effect on other children too. It will inspire them greatly,” he said.

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