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Child prodigy Karthik Iyer performs for the Mitty Advocacy Project at San Jose
Trans World Features | @twfindia | 19 Jun 2019
Child prodigy Karthik Iyer performs for the Mitty Advocacy Project at San Jose
Kolkata, June 18 (IBNS): Child prodigy and Carnatic percussionist Karthik Iyer mesmerized the audience at the Ananda Aditorium, San Jose, California.

He was followed by the legendary Santoor Maestro Pdt Tarun Bhattacharya.

 

The concert was in aid of the Mitty Advocacy Project of Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose.

 

In 2008 a group of Mitty juniors and seniors, interested in finding opportunities to work for solutions to the social injustices they witnessed on their immersion trips, approached their Religious Studies teachers for guidance. With support from the school, this small group became a delegation to Catholic Lobby Day in Sacramento.

 

From a modest beginning, our coed membership has grown from 12 to over 100 members and our advocacy initiatives have expanded to encompass legislative advocacy, grassroots action, and community education.  

 

Students learn how to put their faith into action as they engage in legislative advocacy, grassroots action and education programs that solidarity with those who are those who are suffering from preventable and reparable social inequities in California and the national level.

 

Speaking on the initiative, Maestro Tarun Bhattacharya said,  "I am delighted that I cold participate in such a great initiative. Injustice is in every sphere and educating the future generation is the right way forward. He also blessed Karthik Iyer saying they are the reason to be hopeful Indian classical music's flag flying high in future too."