This post is about a recent cultural event – “Pahila Paaul” by the CKP Samaj Music and Art Group of Indore. The Marathi phrase “Pahila Paaul” literally meaning “The First Step “ has definitely commenced a pleasantly fruitful journey which will have marvels for all of us in the years to follow. Because music is the only universal language that I know of. This event is the very first of its kind witnessed by me after getting involved with the group. The event was a true spirit lifter for all those who were a part of it. With the outpouring number of comments and appreciation that continued to follow for the rest of the week is a mere gesture to mark the emphasis on it.
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius
I started preparing myself with my “energy saving mode” almost 1 week prior to this event which was worth attending. Just the thought of being able to witness it with family was enough to provide me with a wish to attend the event which turned out to be a great success. As for me personally, it was a very energizing and enjoyable program which will have a lasting memory. It is very important for someone with a chronic illness to merely being able to come out in front of everyone. With the kind of uncertainty that I face due to the fluctuating symptoms of my disease, I am happy that I could attend the event. After attending the event, I could experience the true meaning of the phrase – “Music Heals”; which serves a greater cause of passion than just providing entertainment for a few hours.
Music has a healing effect on every person by calming the anxiety. It helps to release the happy hormones in the body by relaxing the mind. The calming effect of music restores the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music evokes the spirit and cognitive responses. Music has an ability to restore speech. Patients who are Music lovers and music listeners respond to treatment better. Mental health affects the physical health of a person.
In the more recent years, today our lives have become materialistic in terms of being bothered about the ability to provide bread and butter for the family. Somewhere we forget to take time out for ourselves. Events like the Pahila Paaul give us a chance to live life to the fullest for a moment by triumphing all the thoughts providing a diversion to mind.
“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm.” – Michael Jackson
The credit of ensuing impact of re-inventing the cultural identity by putting up an excellently organized music concert, definitely goes to the entire team under the able guidance of CKP Samaj President Dr Vijay Pradhan and the convener Mrs. Aboli Dighe. Superb execution and music coordination was demonstrated by all the musicians along with the performers. The amount of enthusiasm shown by the house-full audience to encourage the organizers as well as the participants by boosting their morale will surely bring out more of such events which revitalize our cultural identity. Such cultural activities remind us that hobbies are not just for killing time but are instrumental in bringing out the best out of a person by giving a reason to be presentable. It needs immense courage to stand before an audience and be able to hold them right from the commencement to the end of the program. This is exactly what “Pahila Paaul” did. Kudos to the team members.
“Music doesn’t die” – Leo Tolstoy
The art exhibited by the silent, spoke all the emotions aloud. To tantalize the taste buds and for satisfying the “chota hunger” in the midst of mesmerizing singing and dancing event, we were provided with a decent quality authentic CKP style food and tasty snacks stalls with an innovative touch to the recipes. We hope to attend many more events revitalizing the contemporary art, dance, and music. Next event is very much awaited!!