Desh Raag is structured around the idea, that the youth, India’s most formidable resource, has few creative platforms to express nationalistic sentiment. There is pressing need for a forum for creative young minds to showcase feelings about the nation to bring about the change that they envision through art. A confluence of Youth, Music, Patriotism and Mass Awakening is aimed at through this initiative.
Additionally the youth of the country is facing another freedom struggle. This one is within the four walls of their minds, their homes, the borders of their cities and states. These are their own people, their own ideologies which they combat. There is an old Cherokee saying “There are two wolves fighting a battle inside all of us. One is anger, pain, frustration, hatred, jealousy and the other is happiness, care, protection. Which one wins? Depends on which one do you feed.” The Indian youth is fighting this internal struggle between lethargy and social movement. Music can be the perfect weapon to illustrate a point without guns and protests. Music has the power to speak in all languages at the same time and connect everyone.
Our country is rich in the diversity of its cultural heritage and hence an art form that is uniform across the nation is chosen to represent nationalistic sentiment; Music. Through this sublime art, Desh Raag aims to integrate the dissociated and waning patriotism while ensuring a platform for musicians to portray their art in front of the country and in turn to inspire this billion plus nation.