After scoring highest (98%) in the Practical Examination in Karnataka in 2009, students of Eastern Fare break the record again by scoring highest in Karnataka in the 2010 Theory Exam conducted by Trinity College London. With this, Eastern Fare becomes the only music institute in Bangalore to have a 100% success rate in the Trinity Guildhall Examination.
The Trinity College London Examination for Music Education attained a grand success with most of the students clearing the exam with flying colors in Bangalore. Eastern Fare Music Foundation in particular makes it to the top for the second time in Karnataka. With a cent percent pass percentage, the institute re-affirmed its position as one of the finest Institutes for Music in Bangalore. Majority of the appearing candidates scored 80% and above, while fourteen of the students who had appeared for the exam from Eastern Fare earned a distinction with a score of 87% and above. Nafeesa Fathima majoring in Guitar, scored the highest total in the city of Bangalore with an outstanding 98%, followed by Vijay Pazhani(97%), Anjali Devangan(97%), Ashwani Raj(97%), Udaya K(97%), Harsh Khanna(96%), Baskar Babu(93%) and Rashi Jain(93%). The examination was conducted at the Good Shepherd’s Convent, Bangalore, reputed for it’s excellence in Western Music education.
Eastern Fare Music Foundation is a music institution and a production house in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The institute provides training for instrumental music in Western Classical music and contemporary style. It started early in 2007 with Assamese musician Jim Ankan Deka with the intention to promote western classical music, and at the same time, spread the message of oneness and harmony across the country. In today's date the institute has six branches in the states of Karnataka, Assam and Meghalaya and provides training to over a thousand students. In 2009, Eastern Fare Music Foundation opened a club known as Eastern Fare Music Club, in the city of Bangalore for the music enthusiasts, which includes a library, a jamming room, a semi acoustic music studio and a discussion room. Teachers and students of this school believe that music can bind people emotionally and bring peace to the society.
However, Eastern Fare’s initiative is not just confined to music alone. Jim Ankan and his team’s love for North East gave forth to the creation of a popular page on Facebook – North-East India. The page currently has above 10,000 members, with regular updates of imperative, fun and frolicky facts about the North Eastern Corner of India. The page also focuses on significant travel destinations and esteemed North Eastern Personalities to a worlwide audience. This service is provided by the Eastern Fare team completely free of charge.