Just when I thought that 2019 couldn't get any more awesome, our founder Dr A R Rahman graced the finale of The Hornbill Festival; upon the invitation of Mr Nephiu Rio, honorable Chief Minister of Nagaland.
As a part of the closing ceremony, a MoU was signed to launch the newest wing of our flagship program, The Sunshine Orchestra Nagaland initiative, in collaboration with TaFma and the KM Music conservatory as the knowledge partner for this project.
He also visited an orphanage in Kohima, and the first batch of 20 students for this program were enrolled in the Sunshine family. Nagaland the north eastern state of India, is famous for the celebration of festivals throughout the year and these consists of cultural, musical and traditional festivals; they have a special wing to promote arts and music in the state TaFMa, and we feel proud to introduce them as our partner in this project to execute the smooth functioning of the orchestra.
Our foundation warmly welcomes these new students to the ever growing Sunshine orchestra family. We wish all the very best to these future change-makers as they embark on this musical journey.
The main aim of the inaugural program growing from the strength and vision of the Sunshine Orchestra, under the aegis of the A R Rahman Foundation, is to shape future musical leaders from Nagaland.
- Vidhi G Bhanushali
Manager - Sponsorship & Grant.