Live to Love, a global respected not-for-profit organisation, while launching their India Chapter hosted a search for Delhi’s best college bands for the ‘Celebrating India, Celebrating Youth ’ festival at Weightlifting Indoor Auditorium, Jawahar Lal Nehru (J.L.N) Stadium. This was also part of the celebrations for India’s Republic day.
Live to Love, as a not-for-profit organisation, which has been involved with the activities centred around Women’s empowerment, environmental & Heritage conservation, & Education, organised Celebrating India, Celebrating Youth 2018 contest. The organisation also supports the Druk Padma Karpo school (in Ladakh) popularly known as Rancho’s school in the film 3 idiots. Live to Love provides cutting-edge education deeply rooted in Himalaya culture which inspires the next generation to act as guardians of their culture, their home and their environment.
“We are encouraging bands to perform Songs inspired by India or songs they feel that reflects India and their mood, cover versions and original compositions are all allowed, English as well as all Indian languages are open” – said Pem Deki, President, Live to Love International.
Given its unique geographical and developmental factor, Ladakh has witnessed major societal and cultural changes over the past few decades. While the scale and quality of education has remained low, increasing number of locals migrate to towns outside ladakh to explore employment opportunities leading to a regional brain drain. Speaking at the program, Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, Guest of Honour, announced The Naropa Fellowship, aimed at creating future leaders.
“The transformation outside starts from the transformation inside. 45 National and International visiting faculties will instil a strong sense of purpose and commitment in the first batch of 50 Naropa Fellows, towards working for the upliftment of Ladakh. This will equip Fellows with the skills and tools needed to successfully promote business, enterprise and civic leadership in a 21st century world”, stated Dr. Sinha, Founder at The Naropa Fellowship.
Various Bands across Delhi/NCR participated from different Universities and colleges, DU- Ramjas, Sri Aurobindo, Janki Memorial etc, Asoka & Ananta University among others. The first prize of INR 20,000 was conferred to the Sadho Band. The Euphonie and Redarc Bands stood second and third in the contest, each bagging a cash prize of INR 7,500 and 5000 respectively. Entries were free and registrations were online through Delhipedia’s website. https://www.delhipedia.com/.