Art is a language for all to learn

On the other hand, in Delhi, this has just become a commodity and business for many event managers.

Published: 18th September 2016 09:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2016 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

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The culture of dance and music in the capital city of modern India seems to be fading away with time. There was a time when evenings were spent in the courts of Red Fort, as sounds of Anklets, bols of Tabla, Mridangam used to profuse from the castle. But now, the young generation is more into crime and violence and falling prey to modern gadgets and techniques.

Art.jpg The lack of universities and institutions imparting education in the field of art and culture in the city is one of main reasons for increase in insensitivity amongst the youth. We are losing our basic culture. No matter whosoever comes in power in the government, the focus has never been to preserve or improve the art. However, in places like Kolkata and Banaras, one may still find the culture intact as imparting knowledge of music and dance is mandatory in schools and in every family.

On the other hand, in Delhi, this has just become a commodity and business for many event managers.

 I believe, things should be changed from the grassroots level. The schools should take up the responsibility of making proper arrangements for students to indulge them in performing arts. Music and dance should be made a compulsory subject rather than a hobby subject, which is considered as a fun period by children.

Learning this art will not only help the younger generation to refrain themselves from criminal activities, but learn a language which, will act as a guiding lamp in their life as well as their upbringing.

 Art has no religion, caste or creed, whereas, religion has become a tool in the hands of a few people to create unrest in the country. Adoption of art will give solace to one's soul. The doors of spirituality will open automatically when one gets involved in any of the art forms.  

 It is high time now that we should start training younger generation in art and culture so as to keep them away from developing a negative attitude towards life and society. This way we can reduce the increasing crime in society. Art will calm down their soul and keep the youth connected to their culture.

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