New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that music and dance can provide relief from the anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was launching the virtual festival of ‘Parampara Series 2020-National Festival of Music and Dance’ organised by Natya Tarangini in partnership with the United Nations, reported Hindustan Times (HT) quoting PTI.
The Vice President said that music and dance rejuvenate and energise people and make their lives more fulfilling. They bring harmony into our lives and nourish our inner spirit by dispelling gloom and despair, he opined.
Naidu said there could not have been a better time than now for holding the dance and music festival as normal life has been disrupted by lockdowns, economic downturns and lack of social interaction caused by the pandemic an official statement said.
Noting the impact of the pandemic on the performing arts industry, Naidu said artists and institutions should leverage technology and find new avenues to propagate and preserve the tradition. The festival has been organised to coincide with the World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage on Tuesday.