| 23 Apr 2024
Harman launches CSR initiatives with Rahman's KM Conservatory, Bengaluru's Ranga Shankara

MUMBAI: Technologies company Harman has launched its global corporate social responsibility initiative, 'Harman Inspired', in India. Through this initiative, the company aims to empower the next-generation to realise their potential through the power of music, technology and community service.

As part of this initiative, Harman intends to support Ranga Shankara, a world-class auditorium based in Bengaluru. Founded in memory of the hugely talented theatre, film and television actor, the late Shankar Nag, Ranga Shankara is dedicated to nurturing the art of theater by making it more accessible to the masses.

Harman has also extended its relationship with A R Rahman's KM Music Conservatory, a music college based in Chennai, by supporting their ‘Sunshine Orchestra’ project - a programme specifically designed to impart free music education to talented children from less privileged backgrounds.

The brainchild of the maestro himself, the Sunshine Orchestra project has identified, selected and trained more than 100 students from economically underserved sections of the society; otherwise having no access to music instruments, training or guidance. These students have undergone rigorous training on western classical music from various legends in this field. The project aims to train more than 200 such students in the next two years.