Chennai: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sent her wishes in support of the symphonic album ‘Spirit of Humanity’, composed by Chennai-based music composer Ganesh B Kumar.
The album was launched on Friday by Navona Records, a classical label imprint of audio production house Parma Recordings, USA.
In a letter, Nirmala stated, “India has, through history, been a place for anyone seeking peace, whether it is for the dignity of everyday living, or be it in journeys of a spiritual nature. Our motherland has always opened our land to those seeking shelter and refuge from persecution of various kinds – be it from far away as Europe, or from our immediate neighbourhood”.
Elaborating further, she said, “I am very happy to learn that your album, Spirit of Humanity, brings forth the story of the Maharaja of Nawanagar who kept India’s cultural ethos in mind when welcoming those from Poland. It is also lovely to know that your ode to him also includes excerpts from Purananooru, the ancient Tamil poem, one that I had the honour of quoting in Parliament during my first budgetary speech”.