For the second year in a row, the A.R Rahman Foundation in collaboration with World Light (Audio Media Education Subsidiary) has come out with their official calendar.
Supporting the cause of education for less privileged children, the Foundation has set up educational institutions and provides world class, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education to underprivileged children who do not have the means to access and fund their education.
“At the Foundation, we know that there is no better investment than that in the education of children.” says Oscar Winner A.R Rahman. The Foundation is providing free music education to 30 students from corporation schools in Chennai (India) in Rahman's world-class K M Music Conservatory and aims at increasing this number.
One of A.R Rahman's quotes in the calendar is in Tamil and translates to evince his deep belief in the Almighty - “EACH and EVERY glory belongs to GOD.”
The calendar features pictures of singers and musicians from a broad cross section of the Indian music industry. From Chinmayi's classic portrayal of a traditional singer to Benny Dayal's heart-felt crooning, the musicians have struck a common chord that echoes through the calendar-- a quiet yet powerful energy that is the trademark of A.R.Rahman himself.
Capturing the musicians as they reflect their profound passion for their chosen craft is photographer Selvakumar, the CEO of Audio Media Education and a specialist in visual art. “A moment of giving is much greater than a moment of receiving. I am honoured to be associated with the A R Rahman Foundation. I believe each one of us should come forward and support this initiative,” he says.