Chennai, 25 October 2022: The students, faculty and management of Lalaji Memorial Omega
International School in Chennai present ‘Kalanjali’ – an annual festival of performing arts on 22 nd October
2022 at 6PM at The Music Academy. This is the fifth year that the school is organizing Kalanjali event
and it is intended at promoting performing arts and classical music. This year Kalanjali has brought the
esteemed singer duo Smt. Ranjani-Gayatri who were accompanied by Shri Vittal Rangan on violin, Shri N
Manoj Siva on Mridangam and Shri S Krishna on Ghatam. Sponsored by various stakeholders and
partners of the school, the event received a good number of turn-out from music aficionados along with
students from various schools and Heartfulness volunteers at the venue.
The concert was preceded by Smt. Ranjani-Gayatri unveiling the latest best-selling book, ‘The Wisdom
Bridge’ penned by Shri Kamlesh Patel ‘Daaji’ – Guide of Heartfulness and which is already making the
buzz. The book has received praise from various quarters with thousands of pre-orders and still
counting. In his book The Wisdom Bridge that is based on our ancient legends and compares the current
times, Rev. Daaji discusses the contemporary situations, sharing his life learnings, citing research and
offering practical ‘how to’ tips. The book is ‘gold’ in terms of fostering the irreplaceable generational
bonds of family, raising happy children, responsible teenagers and fulfilled adults.
Recently LMOIS also won the 8 th place at all-India level in terms of students’ happiness quotient. The
school achieved this feat owing to its balanced curriculum and approach towards academics driven by
Heartfulness meditation practices. With much emphasis on holistic development the school also
believes in promoting performing arts as a tool for overall wellness.
Speaking on the occasion, the Guide of Heartfulness – Shri Kamlesh Patel ‘Daaji’ said, “Music is a divine
artform. Classical music brings us closer to the God that dwells within each of us. The therapeutic
properties of music have time and again been supported by scientific backing as well. We rarely come
across anyone who does not like music, but classical music is an art form that must be promoted owing
to the intensely spiritual and unique vibrations associated with it. Each raga and note have a unique
value that is said to be therapeutic on our mind and spirit. There are times when music has proven to
heal the sick as well. That is the power of music. What’s more, music knows no barriers. I am pleased
that the students of LMOIS are going forward in this direction and bringing communities together with
music as the common thread that is binding us all.”
Mrs Bhavani Murthy, Principal of CIS/IB stream at LMOIS said, “Those who are musically trained might
very well understand the technicalities of music, but the beauty of it doesn’t go amiss when it comes to
the rest. Music touches us all. Classical music is especially unique in how it leaves an impact on our mind
and soul. We wish to promote it as much as possible for the benefit of our students and keep their
enthusiasm levels up.”
“The students happiness is paramount in how they perform in academics and co-curricular activities.
Music is one factor that improves the students’ happiness quotient and also improves concentration and
creative faculties. Our aim to promote a music festival as this just supports our belief in music being
important in the overall development,” said Mrs Sujatha Kumar, Principal of CBSE stream at LMOIS.