As the second annual fundraiser for Taarana, a school in Malaysia for children with special learning needs, the Vijayaratnam Foundation is hosting Bhajan Sandhya, an evening of devotional music by legendary Indian classical vocalist O.S. Arun.
The event will be held on February 25, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Auditorium Malaysia Airlines (MAS Academy), Kelana Jaya.
Taarana strives to offer its students the best possible care and education. In light of this, the school welcomes on-going support from the public in order to make an even greater difference in the lives of these children. Therefore, invitations for this concert are available only through donations of RM100, RM200 and RM300.
O.S. Arun, the star of the show, comes from a family of musicians and is known as the ‘prince charming of Indian Carnatic music’. He has a Master’s Degree in Carnatic music and a Sangeet Shiromani Diploma. His distinctive voice and ability to infuse new life into traditional compositions has earned him invitations to perform internationally from a very young age.
Arun, who was also the lead vocalist at the Dasavatar dance programme that The Vijayaratnam Foundation organised as last year’s fundraiser for Taarana, has agreed to conduct a special workshop – the first of its kind to be ever held in Malaysia – for the first 100 music students who get invites to the event. The workshop is expected to take place on February 24, 2012.
This sacred evening of music is highly anticipated and will be sure to draw kindred spirits – Indian classical music lovers and connoisseurs who have a ‘heart’ to come forward and do their bit for the children of Taarana.
Those who are interested in getting invites to Bhajan Sandhya can email Priya of Vijayaratnam Foundation at [email protected]