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Now, A R Rahman on your desk!

December 18, 2009 11:46 IST

The 2010 calendar produced by Worldlight, a subsidiary of Audio Media Education, in aid of the A R Rahman Foundation, features pictures of the musical genius.

The other significant feature of this desktop calendar is that it carries a number of thoughtful quotes from Rahman on universal themes like music, language and love.

The vision of the A R Rahman Foundation is to strive towards making poverty history. As the first step towards achieving this vision, the foundation plans to set up educational institutions and provide world class education to the underprivileged children who do not have the means to access and fund their education.

The A R Rahman Foundation presently provides free music education to 30 students from various corporation schools in Chennai.

These students are being trained at the K M Music Conservatory by a world class faculty. The Foundation plans to increase the intake of such students in the coming years thereby extending the benefit of free music education to the truly deserving.

"At the Foundation, we know that there is no better investment than that in the education of children." says A R Rahman.

Selva Kumar, a top-notch photographer and the CEO of Audio Media, has captured Rahman playing and enjoying music in the pictures.

"A moment of giving is much greater than a moment of receiving and I am honoured to be associated with the A R Rahman Foundation. I believe each one of us should come forward and support this initiative," says Selva Kumar.

A Correspondent in Chennai