Nearly 3.35 lakh students across the state have been enrolled so far for this initiative by him.
KRISHNAGIRI: With just three days go in 2019, pianist Anil Srinivasan is busy raising a charity of Rs. 23 lakh to help the Chennai-based Ganadarshan Seva Foundation, a home for the blind people.
Anil has so far performed in six such events including the one at Hosur, which was organised by ‘Talent Tribe’, a company that works for highlighting the talent of people staying in the remotest places where no such facilities available.
The pianist, talking to the reporters before the event conducted in a private school auditorium at G.Mangalam village, on Hosur-Bagalur road, said “Concert in the dark not only provides the audience the musical treat, it also creates empathy in them towards the blind people. There is no better way than of personalizing the experience to understand the trouble of the blind people.”
He added, “The concept first of its kind in the world was created after my own experience of playing piano while blindfolded for 20 minutes for an event organised in Chennai by the ‘national association for the blind’.
Anil further explained, “It is not easy task to keep the audience sit at one place in a pitch dark room till the concert is over; because, they will be asked to switch off their mobile phone, which totally disconnects them from their social media addiction at least for one hour.”
The celebrated pianist has so far raised Rs. 17.65 lakh out of his target of meeting `23 lakh required annually to run this institution close to his heart 'Ganadarshan Seva Foundation', a home taking care of the visually challenged people and located at Amjikarai in Chennai.
Besides, Anil’s movement called as ‘Rhapsody music education (RME)' teaches subjects for students through music. Nearly 3.35 lakh students across the state have been enrolled so far for this initiative by him.