The spirit of hope needs a flare now and then to alleviate the stressful part of the day that the current COVID crisis is bringing into everyone’s life.
Towards that end, young artists across Tamil Nadu from diverse fields like music, dance and singing have been taking continuous efforts to raise our spirits.
From school Kids to college students; all are trying their best to indulge in arts virtually and conduct online music and dance fest. Making use of YouTube and Facebook, kids and teens in Coimbatore organized such fests. The youngsters played the instruments and sung classical songs and made positive use of their energy while under lockdown.
Speaking to one of the children’s family members, we learned that though they had to attend online-classes and keep up their academics, the children kept their enthusiasm in doing these online music programs.
Kala Sagaram, Coimbatore – a cultural association – also have taken efforts to showcase the talents of youngsters in city. “We invited interested public to present their classical dance videos during the Unlock period. Some came in person and performed dance at the studio we arranged while others danced at home and self-shot the videos, and shared it with us. For 66 days we aired classical songs and dance performances via regional TV Channel. It was an overwhelming response”, said Mani, Founder, Kala Sagaram, Coimbatore and Secretary, Chamber of Arts, Coimbatore.
Sri Kalapatharu Sons and Culturals also took great efforts in organizing week-long Carnatic Vocal and Bharanthanatiyam programs and gave opportunity for youngsters to inspire others like them.
The void of regular mode of academics, sports and extra-curricular has caused the youth to use the internet and social media in great volume. Encouraging the self-ignited talents and providing opportunities to the aspiring youth is surely a step in the right direction to inspire thousands and millions.