“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Music is part of every human life. We are surrounded by the aura of music in our every day experiences. There is music in the gentle blow of the wind, in the chirping of a bird, in the rain drop, and in the dashing waves of the sea. Music, thus, is part of our lives.

The one month summer music course at Ravi Bharati was concluded with a musical evening by the 50 children who participated in the program. The melodious singing, the rhythmic beats of the tabals, and the graceful dance steps of the little dots kept the audience spell bound for two hours at a stretch. The performances of the children strongly communicated the message that given a chance; even the children from our villages could master the art of music, which is otherwise hidden and not recognized.

Archbishop William D’Souza, SJ, the chief guest on the occasion, encouraged the children with his attractive and mesmerizing oratory style. He appreciated Ravi Bharati for providing such opportunity for the Catholic children from the rural parishes of the archdiocese. He also urged the children to continue nurturing the seed that is sown during the one month training. The children had an enjoyable interaction with the Archbishop at the end of the program.