Message of support from Oscar Award winning Indian Composer, Musician and Educator - Dr A.R. Rahman , in support of the World Music Conference. We are thrilled to have received his well wishes to promote world music and mental health along with music education
Enabling children to grow into self-aware, self-confident, skilful, and enterprising adults has always been a high ambition of great teachers and a challenge for all involved in education.
During the last century in particular, music teachers and mentors have realised their uniquely advantageous position to unlock imaginations, guide youthful spirits and encourage future generations to explore self-expression, developing their talents and techniques, sharing their inspirations and creations, and growing in artistry and humanity.
Yet alongside these golden opportunities are too many stories of the disturbed, abused and even abandoned children, each of which is deeply regrettable. As the last two years have caused the world to search for new means to communicate effectively, there has sadly also been an increase in the estrangement of the young through the very technology which can otherwise be the means to guide, teach and elevate their young lives. We all now are in need of revitalisation of our efforts to nurture the young, refreshment of our ambitions for them, and re-thinking of our policies and processes.
This Conference is one of many initiatives, each of them essential in the 21st century: its purpose and remit are equally high in ambition. It is now equally vital that practitioners can join online to share and discuss, to plan and propose how we can safeguard and enhance the development of the next generation, and how these formative adults can in turn rebuild the standards of social interaction which are evermore necessary on our evermore widely globalised planet.
Message of support from His Excellency Dr Shashank Vikram, IFS, Chief Patron, World Music Conference
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“I send my best wishes to the organisers of the third world music conference. It is events like this that bring us together irrespective of our differences and which provide a platform for us to celebrate the sheer diversity, in terms of world music, that plays an important role in our daily life."
“Music is a powerful language, that connects us all, irrespective of where we
come from. I’m delighted to hear about the world music conference, an ideal
opportunity, I feel, to applaud the talents in our diverse communities, but also
a chance to remember the departed iconic music legends, whose legendary
contributions shall forever remain in memory.