Inclusive Music Band

“Pehli Baarish”


When music is played from the heart, it’s beautiful. When it’s played for a cause, it’s divine. Trinayani brings you both beautiful and divine music with “Pehli Baarish”, a unique Inclusive Music Band comprised of disabled and non-disabled musicians.

This special band was launched in Mumbai in 2014 and Kolkata in 2018, by Singer-Activist Ritika Sahni who is also the Founder-Trustee of the NGO Trinayani, which works towards creating awareness about disability issues and empowering persons with disabilities to lead a meaningful life.



Involving disabled musician friends allows us to alter the general perception and change the representation of people with disabilities as mere receivers of support, (if not objects of sympathy) to individuals, who also give back to society. In Mumbai, blind musicians from the National Organization of Disabled Artists (NODA) are an integral part of the band. We also have several of our non-disabled musician friends joining us, in the spirit of giving.



With an intent of sharing the invaluable gift of music with those who may not have an opportunity to experience the same otherwise, “Pehli Baarish” performs once a month voluntarily at unconventional venues like old age homes, children’s homes, hospitals for incurable diseases, rehabilitation centres for drug abuse, cancer patients in hospitals, different shelter homes, orphanages and so on. The humble cost of these monthly shows is borne by generous donors allowing us to offer it free to the recipients.




In Kolkata, the Pehli Baarish initiative was supported by the Rotary Club of Calcutta Midtown and we have so far performed for The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy and the Dum Dum Correctional Home, (above 2500 strong inmates) along with local blind musicians.




We launched the fourth season of “Pehli Baarish” in Mumbai this year with our 1st performance at Anand Niketan, King Goerge Memorial Hospital.  This season too, we would be performing at unconventional venues. 



These six-monthly performances in 6 organizations will be scheduled on any regular day of a given week over 6 months. 




To enable 6 pouring of “Pehli Baarish” to 6 organizations for free this year we are seeking a contribution of Rs 35,000 per show.  This takes care of hiring professional sound equipment and technicians along with their relevant travel and that of our blind musicians, rehearsals, and other minimal basic expenses. SUPPORT US TO KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING ON!

All donations in cash or cheque to Trinayani are exempt under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act 1961



Our generous donors for the previous seasons are listed below.


Date Name of Organisation / NGO where the Program was conducted Supported by
7th August 2014 NGO Prerana, at their centre in Falkland Road, Grant Road East., Mr & Mrs KanchanRohera
11th September 2014 King George V Memorial Home For The Destitute, Mahalaxmi., Jhaverbhai Tarjabhai PaiSmarrk Trust
31st October 2014 Acworth Leprosy Hospital in Wadala., Jai Subramaniam & Hemalata Ramiah
27th November 2014 Residents of Urja, A Shelter for Runaway & Homeless Young Women. Dadar (E) Jai  Subramaniam & Hemalata Ramiah
6th December 2014 At the Oberoi Mall during the WDD Celebrations, 2014 Goregaon (E). Kingston Property Services Ltd.
19th June 2016 UmerkhadiChildrens Home, Dongri 330 children Kiran Gera
26th July 2016 David Sassoons Children Home Matunga Sultan Trust, Bandra
6th August 2016 Ladies Club at HPCL Colony HPCL
August 2016 Chembur Children Home Sultan Trust
11th November 2016 Birla Matushree, Mumbai FazlaniL’ AcademieGlobale.
17th Feb 2017 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Vishakhapatnam HPCL
18th February 2017 Ability Foundation Chennai Sultan Trust
21st May 2017 1st Inclusive Monthly Meetup Musical @ St Pauls Media Complex Sultan Trust
18th May 2017 2nd Inclusive Monthly Antakshari Meetup @ RIMS International School Sultan Trust
23rd June 2018 Kishangopal Rajpuriya Vanaprasthashram, Gorai Mrs Sonaa Singh
July 2018 For Asha Kiran, YWCA, Andheri West Mrs Sonna Singh
20th August 2018 Open arms foundation Project Partner Asha Sadan Mrs Sonaa Singh
4th September 2018 Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata Rotary Club of Kolkata Midtown
28th September 2018 For children and staff of ADAPT, in Bandra west Mrs Sonaa Singh
3rd Dec 2017 Korum Mall Lokmat
13th December 2018 Enactus Somaiya Social Cell, K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research KJ SIMSR
28th December 2018 Dum Dum Correctional Home, Kolkata Rotary Club of Kolkata Midtown.






  • If you are a performer in the creative arts, we welcome you to join us and share your expertise/gift/talent in a PB pouring.
  • Please connect with us if you wish to support us in the hiring of professional sound gear and other equipment, we have fixed a cost irrespective of venue and location. We would welcome donations to the cause.

We hope that Pehli Baarish will prove to be the first shower, bringing with it a fragrance of drenched land that no perfume in the world can match!


We hope it brings the lush of happiness, gusts of smiles… and leaves behind with all the colours of a rainbow.


Pehli Baarish Performance at Chennai, click here


Pehli Baarish Peformance for Fazlani Gobale Academie, click here


 If you wish to view more photographs of the performances, click here.