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Tata Group-STCI present AR Rahman concert, to set up corpus of 1 crore

21-January-2004
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Tata Group-STCI present AR Rahman concert, to set up corpus of 1 crore

As part of its social commitments, Tata Group is creating a corpus of Rs 1-1.2 crore to support the cause of ‘Save The Children India’ (STCI) and will be jointly setting up ‘Balvadis’ across Mumbai.

Tata Group and Save The Children India will present a concert by A R Rahman – ‘I Believe… a better world is possible’ on January 26, 2004. This is in league of its own concert by the musical genius and STCI’s new brand ambassador.

“The Tata Group has always believed in making a difference to the lives of the less privileged. Our support to Save the Children of India for this novel concert by AR Rahman is one such endeavour,” says Romit Chatterjee, vice president (corporate affairs), Tata Services Limited. He adds that Tata Group is not only sponsoring the concert, but the aim is also to set up the corpus and build Balvadis for children.

“At the turn of the new year, STCI wanted to create a new chapter where each Indian could believe in the power of a dream. When turned into a belief, it will inspire a grand vision of India’s tomorrow,” expounds Vipula Kadri, National Director, STCI. She says that the aim of the concert is to act as a launch vehicle for people to participate, exchange and start a dialogue for the rights and dreams of a child-every child-rural, urban, backward or prosperous.

As for the concert, the musical genius has composed the lyrics penned by the President of India, APG Abdul Kalam. It was a year ago through a prose called ‘Igniting Minds’, the President of India set the tempo for a vision of India: a vision of a country that believes and fuels the dreams and hopes of its children and youth. This inspired the composition of the song ‘One Vision’ as the anthem song by A R Rahman himself.

The anthem song has the conviction to touch each Indian. Created on an iconic scale, the composition uses the voices of children and holds the promise of becoming the symbol of dreams of India’s children. “I am glad to support this cause and be apart of STCI as it’s ambassador,” says AR Rahman. The song will be sung both in English and Hindi. Mehboob has written ‘Ek Rahen Ek Nazaria’, the Hindi version.

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