‘JAANE KAHAN GAYE WOH DIN’
Mumbai, 6th June 2018: Drishti Foundation in association with 92.7 BIG FM, one of the India’s largest radio networks paid a musical tribute ‘Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din’ to Hindi cinema's greatest showman, Shri. Raj Kapoor. The event held at Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Natyagriha in Mumbai marked the 30th death anniversary of the legendary actor. The initiative was led by visually impaired executive trustee of Drishti Foundation, Priyesh Jain.
The musical tribute was all the more special as it wasput together by visually impaired artists from Drishti Foundation. The artistsperformed on all the popular Raj Kapoor songs such as Awara Hoon, JeenaYaha Marna Yaha, Pyar Hua Ikraar Hua, Jeena Isi ka Naam Hai amongothers that perfectly captured the era and its magnificence.
The non-government and non-profit organization aimsat creating a strong foothold for millions of visually impaired people acrossIndia. The tribute was a part of its vision to bring employment to the visuallychallenged fraternity and their constant endeavor of displaying their talent tothe fullest potential across platforms.
Speaking about the musical show, ExecutiveTrustee, Drishti Foundation, Priyesh Jain said, “Beingvisually impaired, I never thought of it as a disability and I aim to promotethis very ideology among others with a view to encourage employment for thecommunity. The musical tribute by Drishti Foundation is a step in making peopleaware of the many other capabilities that even a visually impaired person canhave and if analyzed well, can be channelized in the right direction.”
Speaking about the initiative, a spokespersonfrom BIG FM said, “92.7 BIG FM believes in providingentertainment with a cause. The concept of paying a musical tribute by visuallyimpaired artists to the legendary Raj Kapoor immediately struck a chord. Beinga responsible brand, we are glad to be a part of Drishti Foundation’s nobleinitiative and contributing in spreading awareness about the strengths and capabilitiesof the visually impaired.”