Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the launch of Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation through video conferencing in New Delhi on January 28, 2022. (Photo/PIB)
World is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music, says PM
New Delhi: Indian Classical music is exceptional, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 28, 2022, while paying rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music.
He was speaking at the launch of the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister talked of the personification of the immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and lauded Durga Jasraj and Pandit Shaarang Dev for keeping alive the glorious legacy of the maestro.
Prime Minister Modi touched upon the vast knowledge imparted by the sages of Indian music tradition.
“The strength to feel the cosmic energy and ability to see music in the flow of the universe is what makes Indian Classical music tradition so exceptional. Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister praised Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation for its goal of preserving India’s rich heritage of art and culture.
He asked the Foundation to focus on two key aspects of this age of technology.
Firstly, he said that Indian Music should create its identity in this age of globalisation.
He said that the experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind.
“Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that,” he said.
Secondly, PM Modi said that in today’s era when technology’s influence is all-pervasive, there should be a technology and IT revolution in the field of music also. He called for startups dedicated solely to music, based on Indian instruments and traditions.
He also dwelled on recent efforts to regenerate the centres of culture and art like Kashi.
Prime Minister Modi said that India has shown the way to a secured future to the world through its faith in environment preservation and love for nature.
“In this Indian journey of development along with heritage, ‘Sabka Prayas’ should be included”, he concluded. (Press Release)