Shiv Sena plans to start union for DJs

Disc Jockeys can now raise their voice through Shiv Sena which has formed an organisation to bring them together.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 20:20 PM IST

Mumbai: Disc Jockeys can now raise their
voice through Shiv Sena which has formed an organisation to
bring them together.

A cine wing of the party, Maharashtra Cinema and
Television Sena has set up a federation for DJs to solve their
issues.

"There are about 50,000 DJs in the country and we are
bringing them together for the first time. We want to solve
their problems and give them professional security like
licences and identity cards," the President of the Cinema Sena
Akshay Bardapurkar said.

The DJs face a lot of problems like not getting money
on time, there are no proper contracts entered into with clubs
or bars and no insurance for the instruments they used, Akshay
said.

DJ Akbar Sami, who is supporting the efforts, said,
"it is a good idea to bring the DJs together over various
issues and soon we would meet to chalk out a plan on what
needs to be done."

DJ Savio Dissa who approached the Sena said the
profession has been growing fast but the youths who are
getting into it face lot of uncertainties.

"The passion for music attracts lot of youngsters to
the profession. But there are issues like identification,
insurance, proper contract system. It has become a full-time
job for many and we want to streamline the profession with
the help of the Shiv Sena," Savio said.

The federation would start working by distributing
identity cards to give them recognition as a DJ and a website
in this regard would also be launched soon, Savio said.

The Sena sources said that it is an attempt to attract
more youths to the party to fight with Raj Thackeray-led
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

However, there are some within the party who have
reservations about the move as the party known for moral
policing is supporting the profession imported from the
western culture.

PTI