Darjeeling Hills got here alive with the sound of music on three January when practically 600 guitarists strummed and rendered John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ as a tribute to Delhi’s rape sufferer ‘Damini’.
Shillong’s ‘Bob Dylan’ Lou Majow, led the massive ensemble – from younger college students, international vacationers to music veterans- to render a transferring and poignant rendition of Lennon’s ode to peace. The occasion was organized by the Darjeeling Tea & Tourist Festival.
The night noticed Olympic medalist Mary Kom communicate in regards to the want for safeguarding girls towards sexual assaults. She mentioned ladies may be taught boxing not simply as a sport but additionally as a method of self-protection.
Speaking with Radioandmusic.com, organizing committee member Diwaskar Chettri mentioned this was the primary time that round 600 individuals bought collectively to play a music for a social trigger.
“The occasion was deliberate very late so we couldn’t get extra members. Darjeeling is a musical city with sturdy rock custom and is poised to be the subsequent music vacation spot. The music occasion was a name for peace and concord in an more and more violent world that has engulfed India and Darjeeling too. The present was additionally a tribute to the courageous Delhi woman who misplaced her life,” he mentioned.
He mentioned a criminal offense like rape was uncommon in Darjeeling and within the northeast area not like cities like Delhi. He nonetheless mentioned that many women from the northeast have been at danger from harmful sexual predators in cities like Delhi. Men wanted to alter their angle and outlook in direction of girls for optimistic adjustments to develop.
“Men need to be extra open, be delicate and respect girls. We should abolish the clichés of what girls must be. Events just like the live performance are essential to generate consciousness amongst our ladies in regards to the potential risks that locations like Delhi can pose. Just as a result of we like Western outfits doesn’t imply our ladies may be raped. ”