Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, March 30:

Orphan kids, even if they grow up to attain respectable positions in society, don’t seem to be able to shake off society’s negative perceptions of their past. Hence, to change perceptions regarding orphan children, Nepal Children’s Organisation (NCO) will bring out a music album by such children to promote them.

Five children with good voices were selected by NCO. Before recording, the children got vocal training and practiced regularly. They still have a long way to, as only three out of ten songs have been recorded. Thirteen-year-old Ram Bahadur Dangi, one of the band members, said, “Singing requires lots of hard work and concentration to catch tunes and sing accordingly.” According to another little singer, Suraj Kandel, the experience of recording has taught them value of team work. He said, “If anyone made a mistake, we all had to stop and repeat the set.”

Sarita Gurung and Sunita Kandel have experience of singing at cultural programmes in school and at NCO. They found recording different, not because of but because of do’s and don’ts. They said, “We had to be stay off spicy .” Another band member, Kamal Chand has not only talent in singing, he can compose folk tunes too. Ram Krishna Chitrakar, secretary general of NCO said, “We hope that this opportunity will change social attitude as well the image of the children.” Madhav Ghimire, Kali Prasad Rijal, Durga Lal Shrestha, Chettra Pratap Adhikary and Kartikeya Ghimire were the contributors for lyrics and Laxman Ghimire composed the music.