Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu, March 30:
Orphan kids, even if they grow up to attain respectable positions in society, donâ€™t seem to be able to shake off societyâ€™s negative perceptions of their past. Hence, to change perceptions regarding orphan children, Nepal Childrenâ€™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, â€œSinging requires lots of hard work and concentration to catch tunes and sing accordingly.â€ According to another little singer, Suraj Kandel, the experience of recording has taught them value of team work. He said, â€œIf anyone made a mistake, we all had to stop and repeat the set.â€
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 doâ€™s and donâ€™ts. They said, â€œWe had to be stay off spicy .â€ 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, â€œWe hope that this opportunity will change social attitude as well the image of the children.â€ 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.