Govt to conduct research on music therapy

Govt to conduct research on music therapy

The research would begin at K R Hospital from Aug 15: Ramdas

A DH file photo of K R Hospital.

He was speaking at the valedictory and prize distribution programme at the two-day bhajana mela and contest organised by Hosamath and Sahyadri Kala Sangha at Nataraja hall here.

“Music is believed to have a positive impact on human body and soul. The research would aim at finding out the benefits of music,” he said.
Also, a music therapy would also begin at the labour ward and operation theatre to assess how music can help bring down the anxiety of women folk who are entering the labour ward. 
The research would also be carried out on benefits of music on blood pressure and diabetic patients. 
He regretted that the society was moving away from bhajans, other devotional music and chants. 
Children who were exposed to bhajans respect parents and reach greater heights in life.  But today’s generation is only aping western culture, he said. Chamundi temple Following a request from bhajan mandalis to allow folk troupes to perform at Chamundi temple every full moon day, Ramadas asked the forum to list programmes for one calendar year. 
“The temple office will send a formal invite to mandalis every full moon day for the programme. They will be provided with a darshan of the deity and prasadam before the music show,” he informed.
Ramadas promised to give higher status to bhajan programmes during Dasara celebrations. 
A meeting of district level committee of Dasara was being convened on Monday. A state-level award would also be instituted for the best bhajan mandali, he said.
Bhajan mandalis have raised above caste and community differences, as members are drawn from different castes and creed. 
JD(S) spokesperson and MLC Y S V Datta said bhajans were common man’s vedas. 
“The common man cannot read and understand vedas. But, bhajans have fulfilled the vacuum — providing a blend of religious and social campaigns. These songs have depicted that devotion can provide greater strengths to even defeat the God,” Datta remarked.
The winners of two-day bhajana mela were awarded prizes and shields. Vasudeva Bhat, honorary secretary, Vijaya Vitthala school,  Rajesh Bore of Sahyadri Kala Sangha and others were present.

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