GUWAHATI, June 19 - Royal Global University�s �Pride of Northeast� 2016 awardee Papon Angarag Mahanta mesmerised all attendees at a webinar titled �Mind Mood Music- A Healthy Balance�, organised by RGU on June 18, according to a press release.
Papon shared his innate ideas and values on music he was raised in and lives by. He further added that during these trying times, music has become a comfort food for the mind and is widely used as a therapy for relief. Music of different genres is an emphatic friend who understands and elevates a person to better physical health, better social status, and greater relationship satisfaction. Music assists in releasing stress, enhancing memory and alleviating pain, he asserted. People who listen to music before, during or after surgery experience less pain and anxiety, chronic conditions and mood disorders compared to patients who do not listen to music. Music affects the brain and mood by�engaging emotion, memory, learning neuroplasticity, and attention.
Playing an instrument, singing a song, chanting or simply playing a drum, invigorates the nervous system of a person creating positive vibes, Papon said and emphatically stated that one should value relationships and not be materialistic. He sang Jagjit Singh, Moh moh ke dhage and reassured all his fans/viewers that this pandemic too shall pass. He asked all to be positive despite all odds. He further said, �It�s nice to lead a stress-free life and the mindset is of foremost importance here. I personally do not rush into things.�
Papon shared his view that �nothing is permanent in life� and that Nature has a unique way of �preserving what should be and eliminating what shouldn�t be�. Education is of utmost importance and only in later life, one understands the nuances of physics, biology, maths, etc., playing out its dynamics to live life to its fullest, he added.
To pursue a vocation/hobby/passion, one has to be intelligent enough to gauge the depth of pursuing it as a career, otherwise failure will persist. He strongly advocated making mistakes to unlearn and re-learn life in totality. To live in sync with life, one must travel to Nature�s diversity and meditate, he said. He referred to his five albums and said he believed in quality, not in quantity. The entire process of song writing depends on the mood, sounds, melodies and the small memories that come with them, he added.
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof SP Singh, in his inimitable �Lucknow� style, shared a shayari implying, �I know everyone but I don�t know anyone�, an apt saying in �mayanagari� Mumbai. An ardent singer of yesteryear songs, he spoke on the relationship of having a �bad mood turning into a bad mind� repaired only by music. Mind, mood and music are intrinsically related to help one live life well, he added.
RGU Chancellor Dr AK Pansari and over 900 faculty, staff and students of RGU as well as from across India attended the webinar moderated by Sattyakee D�Com Bhuyan, Adjunct Faculty, Royal School of Communications & Media.