On behalf of Maharashtra State Educational and Training Institute, state level Geet Manch training camp has been organised in the city. In all 100 music teachers from Aurangabad, Latur, Nasik region have participated in the camp. Geet Manch experts from Pune too, have participated in the camp which will conclude on August 1.
Shivaji Tambe, joint secretary, Maharashtra Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (MIEPA), inaugurated the camp. The chief guest was Dr Shakuntala Kale. "As a part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Maharashtra State Educational Conference, Ek Sur, Ek Taal initiative was launched by Geet Manch. Under this programme, songs on national Integration were popularised in as many schools as possible." Dr Kale said.
"Art has been relegated to the backburner for a long time now. It is true that subjects like mathematics and science are necessary as far as trading is concerned, but to develop emotional sensitivity, it is necessary learn music. Music is part of one's life where one will educate himself in a stress free and depression free environment" joint secretary Tambe said.
Singers Padmaja Lambrud, Arvind Kadgaonkar and musician Prabhudatt Misar guided the camp.