Music a soother in conflict ridden world: Vice Prez Naidu

Music a soother in conflict ridden world: Vice Prez Naidu

Music a soother in conflict ridden world: Vice Prez Naidu

Lauding Carnatic music for its noble thoughts and delightful experience, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said music could provide a soothing touch to a conflict-ridden world.

Indian classical music especially Carnatic music has woven noble thoughts, ennobling emotions and melodious notes into a unique seamless, delightful experience, he said.

Stating that such a blending needed to be appreciated, he said "this cultural heritage" and "unified holistic perspective on life," should be celebrated.

"In our increasingly conflict-ridden world, music can provide the much needed soothing touch. In a world of emotional turbulence it can bring in a sense of melodious balance," he said.

Music is timeless and embedded in our consciousness. Addressing the centenary-inaugural of legendary singer and musician D K Pattammal here, the vice president lavished praise on her saying she was a musical genius.

He said the late musician formed part of the "female trinity of Carnatic music," the other two being all time stalwart M S Subbulakshmi and iconic M L Vasanta Kumari.

Pattammal's went on to become a professional musician against all social odds, he noted.

Hailing her patriotism, he recalled her over-50 soul-stirring patriotic songs, including national poet Subramania Bharathi's Bharatha Samudhayam Vaazhgave.

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