The Santoor maestro, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma who would be giving a santoor recital in Dubai on 8th Feb interacted with the students of grade 1-5 of Gems Heritage Indian School for about an hour. His extempore singing taught the importance of rhythm to the children. He emphasised upon the impact of music in de stressing and rejuvenating the mind

Indian classical music here is part of the curriculum and not offered as an after school activity as learning the Indian performing arts is not only an engaging activity but also helps develop focus, self-esteem, boosts confidence and has the potential to improve academic performance as well.