“Indian culture and music has a special place. Even to go the spiritual way, one has to do it through music. Images of many Indian Gods and Goddesses can be seen holding various kinds of musical instruments,” said Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Director of Doordarshan, Bangalore.

He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day international seminar on music and performing arts, held at the Karnataka State Gangubai Hangal (KSGH) Music and Performing Arts University here this morning.

“Human beings learnt to create music by getting inspired by the elements – air, water, thunder, etc. – to express their emotions like joy, pleasure, sadness and love,” he said and emphasised on the need for teaching Indian classical music to the younger generation who are aping western culture and prefer western music to their own traditional art forms.

Noted singer Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Music University VC Dr. Hanumanna Nayaka Dore, Registrar Dr. M. Basavanna, Musiclogist Dr. R. Sathyanarayana, Vid. R.S. Nandakumar and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore