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Sony Pictures Networks India inaugurates its first music room at Bhondsi Jail, Gurugram

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MUMBAI: Staying true to its CSR commitment of Ek India Happywala, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has partnered with India Vision Foundation to launch its first music training room at the Bhondsi jail in Gurugram. SPN’s CSR programme focusses on creating a positive impact in our ecosystem and is built around 3 pillars; empowerment, education and environment. The Dhun Project falls under the pillar of empowerment through music that was initiated in 2016, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Sony MIX.

In the second year, ‘The Dhun Project’ aims to use the powerful medium of music for the rehabilitation of prison inmates, thus preparing them for a successful reintegration into society post their prison term. By believing that music can bring about harmony, SPN along with the India Vision Foundation is working towards inducing change in the mind-set of prison inmates, by helping them discover their talent and hone their music skills.

Through ‘The Dhun Project’, SPN will also be setting up training centres in four additional prisons across the nation - Rothak & Sonipat of Haryana Prison and Dasna & Kasna prison in Uttar Pradesh. Furthermore, the network along with India Vision Foundation have appointed special trainers (vocal and instrumental) who will visit the music centre on a regular basis to train the prison inmates. The training centre is well-equipped with instruments such as a drum set and pad, tabla, dholak, harmonium, guitar and electric keyboards.

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