“Nadam” – Environmental Health Initiative

Nadam is a good-green initiative through healthy sound and music by SBV through its unit Center for Music Therapy Education and Research also called CMTER which was inaugurated on 20 12 2019 by Hon. Vice-Chancellor Prof. S C Parija at the campus.  Prof. S C Parija released the logo of this initiative which denoted symbols of healing, music, sound vibrations, protection, health and environment and released 5 audio  CDS as the part of Nada – Sowkyam series produced by SBV from CMTER.  The Vice-Chancellor during the inauguration address stated that the objectives of this initiative are 1)  To nurture a musical and healthy environment with the “go green” focus in the SBV campus. 2) To create an awareness and sensitize on the health benefits of music on the environment and human beings. 3) To improve or maintain the environmental health through the use of music with patients, caretakers, students, staff, faculty, schools and colleges and the general public in the neighbouring communities. 4) to engage in simultaneous research in strengthening evidence on the health benefits of music on the environment to make this initiative an evidence-based practice.

Around 100 students of the university were engaged in mass chanting and singing. The theme song of “Nadam” initiative was written by Prof. A R Srinivasan, Registrar of SBV and music was composed and sung by Prof. Sumathy Sundar, Director, Center for Music Therapy Education and Research. Prof. A R Srinivasan, Registrar stated that through this initiative SBV will introduce healthy sounds and music to all its students, faculty and staff, patients and caretakers who visit the hospitals in the SBV campus and the general public in the neighbouring communities. The CMTER team during this inauguration program will visit neighbouring schools to engage them in mass chanting and mass singing and create an awareness and sensitize them on the health benefits of music on the environment. Prof. Sumathy Sundar stated that this initiative is to maintain or restore a healthy environment through music and healthy sounds to ensure public health and peace. Prof. Ananda balayogi Bhavanani, Director, CYTER  offered felicitations for the program.

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