Children Rocked at Save the Children’s Musical Performance of Community Jamming

Patna, 14 November.

From legendary Bob Dylan’s ‘a cup of coffee’ and all-time hit like ‘Country Roads’ to soothing ‘Main Kabhi Batlata Nahin Par Andhere Se Darta’ of Taare Zameen Par to groups own recent peaceful creation ‘Mira’ and then to local Bhjopuri songs- Save the Children’s Community Jamming showcased unique mixture of Rock, Reggae and Soothing Ragas performance by children and young artists. This event was organized at historic Golghar amphitheatre in the collaboration of Azad Alam Pvt. Limited.  At one hand it has popular Bollywood performances, it has also has thought provoking songs on the issue of child survival and child rights.

On the auspicious occasion of Children’s Day this programme was organized to highlight issues of newborns deaths which can be prevented with our holistic efforts. Save the Children is running a global campaign to end preventable child deaths in India and around the world. With 14 lakh children dying every year before reaching their 5th birthday, India records the highest number compared to anywhere else in the world.

Through the medium of music Save the Children hopes to evoke a collective responsibility, as a nation and a society to act together to end this injustice. Through this performance, Save the Children aims to reach out to the government and the public at large to advocate for change – change for India’s children, change for India’s future. Also to rejuvenate efforts towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDGs became the world’s “to do list” to improve lives that would steer development agenda for the next 15 years. August 18 marked the countdown to 500 days left to the target and we must build urgency for saving precious lives.

Save the Children recommends:

  1. 1. Every mother and every newborn must have access to free, effective health care that will save their lives through a continuum of care approach
  2. 2. Inequity that persists among different social groups and across varying geographical divides must be tackled so that every mother and child gets requisite care.