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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Musical learning

"Follow the sound and you reach a small temple compound where young children are huddled together, busy singing the number to the tunes of a guitar and a harmonica." continues Deccan Herald.


The children come together every weekend to learn music from a group of music enthusiasts from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Delhi as part of the Music Masti Project, which imparts music education to the underprivileged, and identifies their
hidden potentials.

Explaining the idea, Sidharth Ranjan, who started the initiative nearly three and a half years back, says that while imparting primary education to children (as part of National Service Scheme IITD teaching programs), they realised that the only way to develop the kids’ interest and inspire them to learn was to make their teachings interesting.

“Keeping that in mind, we organised ‘Music Masti, an event where we performed music and dance before them and also invited them to show their skills or any interests.

Eventually, a group IITD music enthusiasts joined hands and took the initiative (further) to impart music education to children, and the journey began,” Ranjan, a graduate of the electrical engineering department, tells Metrolife. “Also, we put focus on inculcating values so as to bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots,” he adds.

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Source: Deccan Herald