Nov 21, 2015

‘Meri Awaaz Suno’, a music and dance show for Differently abled artists

New Delhi : Doordarshan Kendra, Delhi is organizing the second leg of ‘Meri Awaaz Suno’, featuring the best of Hindi film music duet songs, on Sunday, 22nd November 2015 at Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi from 4 pm to 7 pm.

In the recent past, Doordarshan Kendra Delhi has hosted several musical shows  commemorating legends in the Hindi film world like Mohd Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey which have received huge response from the public. This show is however unique and different from earlier shows as it is being performed by Differently-abled artists.

Following the first round of auditions held on 25th October 2015 at Manekshaw Auditorium, wherein 117 singers and 12 dance troupes from different parts of the country had participated; 4 Dance Troupes and 22 singers have been selected to perform in the upcoming show.

The show will be inaugurated by four differently abled persons -  Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla , International Para Athlete, India; Virender Singh, Deaf and Dumb wrestler who has won gold representing India at the Deaf Olympics; George Abraham, who is visually challenged and  is the Founding Chairman of the World Blind Cricket Council; and Neenu Kewlani, First Miss Wheelchair India .

Chief Justice of India-Designate Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.S.Thakur and Hon’ble Mr Justice V. Gopala Gowda of the Supreme Court will grace the event as Special Guests.  The Chief Guests for the event will be Lov Verma, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities; Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati; and Shri Suresh Chandra Panda, Member Personnel, Prasar Bharati.

The event is also being graced by important and distinguished members of civil society who are showing their solidarity with differently-abled persons.

The show will be recorded and telecast on DD National and DD Bharati channels as a series starting from 3rd December 2015, World Disability Day.

Nadoja Dr Mahesh Joshi, Addl. DG who has conceived and planned the entire show says that the event is not only Doordarshan’s  mandate as a Public Service Broadcaster but also  Doordarshan’s  hearfelt and sincere commitment to the cause of the differently abled. He says a show of this nature is unique and a first of its kind as no other channel has attempted a show of this nature so far. The show will give talented Differently-abled Singers, instrumentalists and Dance Troupes from around the country, an opportunity to showcase their talent on Doordarshan. Dr Joshi says that such shows will also help Doordarshan to win the hearts and minds of people once again and increase its popularity and viewership.

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