‘Chennaikku Oru Isai Vanakkam’, a musical ode in appreciation of Chennai city, which stands tall and is giving its best in all spheres, was released here on Friday.
The proceeds from the sale of the CD will support research on corneal blindness and cancer treatment.
The Tamil musical CD, launched by Hope Foundation (Trust), a charity organisation and Angre and Nut, a cross-cultural creative caucus, is a musical tribute to resilient Chennai that has braved the tsunami tides. The 12-minute CD is priced at `50 and has a song sung by Sam P Keerthan and Priya Prakash.
Speaking on the occasion, V Kalyanam, former personal secretary to Mahatma Gandhi, said Chennai is the intellectual capital of the country, which has produced legends like C Rajagopalachari. A press release issued on the occasion said that cornea-related problems are one of the most common causes of blindness. Citing statistics from WHO, Kalyanam claimed that there are around 4.6 million corneal blind people in India and added that cancer was the second biggest cause of death in our country.