“Today people have no patience to listen and relish music,” opined city’s well-known violinist and National Sangeeth and Natak Academy awardee Mysore M. Nagaraj.

He was speaking at an interaction programme organised by Mysore District Journalists Association (MDJA) at Pathrakarthara Bhavan here on Tuesday.

Nagaraj observed that with the advancement of science and technology with ample career opportunities, nowadays very few people chose music and art as an avenue for career. Added to that, he said, owing to stressful life with long working hours, people had no time and patience to listen to music.

Nagaraj alleged that people today tend to learn music just for fashion with no passion to master the art. However, he commended Doordarshan and Akashavani for encouraging music artistes and expected the same from private channels. He regretted that the Music University established in city was not getting the needed attention and priority for development by the government.

Nagaraj termed music therapy to cure diseases as a myth from medical point of view but opined that music did soothe a troubled and disturbed mind.

MDJA felicitated Nagaraj on the occasion. MDJA President C.K. Mahendra and Secretary K. Deepak were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore