AIISH’s Awaaz-2016 begins to a colourful start

Popular music director Dr Hamsalekha who inaugurated the three-day cultural festival said dance and music help to combat diseases

College cultural events are some of the most happening events in the city. Awaaz-2016, the three-day annual festival of All India Institute of Speech and Hearing had a special touch with students with hearing impairment is vying for honours at the festival.

Speaking after inaugurating the three-day AIISH Awaaz-2016 cultural fest at AIISH Gymkhana premises in the city last evening, music director Dr Hamsalekha said that through music and dance one can keep diseases such as diabetes and heart ailments.

Dance is the best body exercise through as it ensures blood is circulated throughout the body and helps one stay fit and healthy.

Citing a popular quote ‘Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram’ he said that truth always keeps us happy while Lord Shiva protects us from all odds and beauty in heart and soul would finally lead us to contentment in life.

Further he said that thirst and hunger for life has kept us all alive. The moment we cross that stage we reach a level of satisfaction and music arises in mindset.

“Every animal leaves its footprint in the society. Being students you should contribute to the society in a way that one’s work is remembered for years to come,” he said.

It was a colourful evening at AIISH as special students exhibited their talent in various competitions conducted. On March 11, 2016 competitions on photography, solo singing-Indian and Western, Junk Art, movie making, face painting, pencil sketch, Mad Ads, origami, self composition, group dance.

Participants from more than 20 colleges of Mysuru, around 10 post graduate departments of University of Mysore and six speech and hearing colleges all over India participated in AIISH Awaaz-2016. Forty five students participated in the solo singing competition.

As a starter a mini-marathon was organised by the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) on March 12 to create public awareness on the use of hearing aids.


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