How music helped Hegde keep his cool

How music helped Hegde keep his cool

Stress buster

How music helped Hegde keep his cool

Former Lokay­u­kta N Santosh Hegde on Wednesday confessed his love for music. He described  music as a form of stress buster, which helped him soothe his nerves during his busy schedule in the last five years.

He was speaking at the launch of “Music Healers,” a joint initiative by Dignity Foundation and 94.3 Radio One. Hegde said whenever pressure mounted on him in the last five years of his stressful life, it was music which offered him the ventilation to relax and calm down.

He said: “There were times when I even tried quitting my job. But it did not work. I used to listen to music regularly to cope with the tough phases of my life and it really worked,” he said.

Hegde said he loved listening to light music, ghazals, songs from Kannada and Hindi films, et al, and has a huge collection of them. He loves to while away his time with his ‘best companion’ whenever he feels lonely. “It will continue to be my best companion throughout my life,” he said.

Music Healers is aimed at spreading joy through music to the elderly citizens living in various old age homes across the City. Founder of Dignity Foundation Dr Sheilu Srinivasan said it was an initiative to spread joy and active ageing among the senior citizens.

“Old age is supposed to be second childhood. The initiative is an attempt to bring together the younger generation and the elderly persons through music, as a forum,” he added.

The launch was followed by a musical performance by singer Rajesh Krishnan. “I only know the language of singing. Let music speak louder than words through Music Healers,” he said.

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