The Guitar Society 29th Aug 2011
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Brett Lee’s Mewsic Foundation Partners with VH1
“I am thrilled that together with VH1, we can spread the music across India to heal, educate and empower disadvantaged Indian kids”, said Lee. “Music has helped me a lot in my life and I believe that it has the potential to help many kids overcome challenges they face in life, to reach their full potential”.
“We’re delighted to launch VH1 Spread the Music”, said Ferzad Palia, head of VH1 India. “There are so many less fortunate children out there with immense talent; however, lack of finances and various other reasons deter them from coming to the fore. Our endeavor is to aid this talent in every possible way”.
Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid
The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents executed the search warrants. “Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has a long history of supporting sustainable and responsible sources of wood and has worked diligently with entities such as the Rainforest Alliance and Greenpeace to secure FSC-certified supplies. The wood seized on August 24 satisfied FSC standards.”
Juszkiewicz believes that the Justice Department is bullying Gibson without filing charges
“The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.”
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SPIC MACAY Conferred with
Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award
The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) has been conferred with the 19th Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for its contribution in promoting Indian classical music and culture for over three decades. SPIC MACAY received five lakhs and a citation in New Delhi.
The Award Advisory Committee of the All India Congress took this decision to acknowledge SPIC MACAY ‘s efforts in generating awareness and knowledge about the country’s composite heritage.
The award was inaugurated by the Indian National Congress in 1992 to commemorate and honor the contribution made by Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi to promote communal harmony, peace and goodwill. The former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Sunil Dutt, Mohd Yunus, Kapila Vatsyayan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.
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