ICMA Gurudakshina Program
Gurudakshina is the tradition of expressing gratitude to one’s guru, or teacher, for imparting their art and knowledge. We are able to enjoy and appreciate Indian classical music as we know it today because of the highly dedicated musicians who promulgated the art over the last several decades. They have contributed in many ways - some as avid performers who have now passed their perfomance age, and others as dedicated teachers who trained many artists who are furthering the art today. In both cases, many of these senior musicians no longer have an active source of income nor retirement support. In appreciation of their critical efforts over the years, ICMA seeks to support these retired musicians’ basic annual medical needs, including but not limited to medical tests, checkups, and monthly stipends for necessary medications.
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