Hope aside from handicap

Himalayan News Service


Small acts of benevolence can work wonders at times. On October 12, 2004, Nepathya staged a concert ‘Nepathya For the Disabled,’ at the premises of Khagendra Nava Jivan Hospital, Jorpati. It was a revelation! Around 500 disabled people had gathered as spectators and the sight of music stirring them was a sight to behold.

Music can touch everyone’s spirit and the footage of the concert reveals much more. Though physically impaired, the physical impediments do not mar the intensity of one’s emotions. Engrossed in the music these handicapped people can be seen capering about in immense jubilation. And every moment of the footage is a sight to savour.

Nepa~Laya, released the music video ‘Yo Jindagani’ from the album ‘Resham’ of Nepathya amidst a function organised at Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC), Jorpati, on June 26.The music video captures every clippings taken during the concert. Gert Meinecke, charge de affairs, Danish Embassy, Mariane Hagenbol, Kanak Mani Dixit and Shanta Dixit were also present at the function.

Kanak Mani Dixit, publisher, Himal Media and chairman of the SIRC, said, “What these people need is not compassion and pity but empathy and it’s really appreciative of the band to dedicate the music video of the songs to the handicapped. Perhaps, this is how we can encourage them as special and able members of society.”

It’s not only the abled who are imbued with the human sentiments but almost every human being. And it’s a prized contribution to society that Nepathya has made by sending out this message.