Print Edition - 2016-05-29 | Life & Style
Nepali house-hold names go for the Guinness World Records
The 364 artists are divided into 27 individual groups, such as Earth, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Soil and Life, Watershed Area, Human Rights, Forest Ecology, and Education
May 29, 2016-It’s no more a secret that global warming is a real threat and that it has already started to affect us in more ways than one. With an aim to generate awareness among the public about the impacts of climate change, the organisation Sustainable Environmental and Ecosystem Management (SEEM) Nepal is organising a campaign, titled Melancholy, where environmentalist Nipesh Dhaka has taken the initiative to bring together a total of 364 Nepali singers and musicians to croon to an environment-themed song. The song is also attempt to partake on The Guinness World Record of Most Vocal Solos in a Song Recording.
The song, recorded on May 24 at Radio Nepal Studio, Singha Durbar in the Capital, features vocals of, among others, National Poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire alongwith singers Meera Rana, Sangita Rana, Shambhujeet Banskota, Dr Bhola Rijal, Om Bikram Bista, Captain Bijaya Lama, Nipesh Dhaka, Anand Karki, Shishir Yogi, BB Anuragi, Komal Oli, Bima Kumari Dura, Satya Raj Acharya, Swaroop Raj Acharya, Rajesh Payal Rai, Nabin Khadka, James Pradhan, Pashupati Sharma, and five-year-old Nispal Adhikari. The song is written, composed and directed by campaigner Nipesh Dhaka.
The song takes us to 53 districts of Nepal, ranging from the highlands of Manang and Mugu to the lowlands of Dhanusha, and tells us how different the impacts of global warming are in the lives of people.
The recording, which starts with the voice of poet Ghimire and campaigner Dhaka, was inaugurated by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The recording started from 8 am and continued until 6 pm. The 364 artists were divided into 27 individual groups, such as Earth, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Soil and Life, Watershed Area, Human Rights, Forest Ecology, Education and so on.
“The goal of this song is to aware people about the value of natural resources and to prevent further damage to the ecology, tourism, and environment of our country and the world. The aim of the song is to focus on natural resource management with the theme: ‘Raise your voice for saving environment’,” says Dhaka.
Nepal has previously held other Guinness World titles, such as the Shortest Man in the World: Khagendra Thapa Magar; Mt Everest Youngest Successful Climber: Temba Tsheri Sherpa; Most Conquests of Mt Everest: Apa Sherpa; and Largest Clear-Up on Everest: Nepali Eco Everest Expeditions; among others.
This campaign, aiming to bag another Guinness World Records title home and to spread awareness, was organised by SEEM and managed by Ideas & Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Published: 29-05-2016 09:16