'Youth should take music as a profession'

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Chennai, Nov 25: Stressing on the point that music can be taken as a profession, N Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu and President, The Music Academy said, "It is time that the young think of music as a profession."
"Earlier, parents were not sure whether music was lucrative or not," he said, adding that the scenario has changed with lot of opportunities available today in India and abroad for musicians.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the National Music and Dance Festival 2008 organised by Aanmajothi here on Monday, Nov 24. Various artistes, including Mohiniyattam dancer Neena Prasad, violinists Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Kuchipudi dancer Sathyapriya Ramana, Hindustani vocalist Meeta Pandit, mridangist Umayalapuram K. Sivaraman and veena exponent B. Kannan will perform in this eight-day festival.

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