Conference Day 3
The Art Workshop was a great opportunity to
bring out the delegate’s inner urge to express
their thoughts creatively, using the medium of
shapes and colors. The Workshop was divided
into 3 segments: Making Paper Bags, Marble
Painting and Tie and Dye. The delegates were
divided into 3 groups with every group taking
turns to participate in each activity – a perfect
way to unwind after a hectic morning of beach
To make Making Paper Bags course the delegates were briefed about using origami and old newspapers. Each bag was designed around the basic Round Square logo with a red square and a blank inner circle. The circle could be customized which gave a variety of different patterns (including an inversely colored Round Square logo!), representing the diversity of the conference itself.
The Marble Painting activity was conducted in the pleasant weather brought by ‘Bombay ki Baarish'. Undeterred by the drizzles, the delegates lost themselves in creating abstract multicolored compositions. The activity itself seemed intricate as each delegate, no matter how clumsy they were, delicately lifted their art pieces from the water tubs. Much to their surprise each piece was unique and magical!
The Art Workshop was one of the many highlights of Day 3 of Round Square Conference as the delegates finished ‘painting’ the town (and some bags) red!
The service component of our school’s conference was the beach cleaning activity; which took place at Mumbai’s very own Versova beach. Bleary-eyed delegates shook themselves awake in the wee hours of the morning to attend, as buses transported the entire strength of the DAIS 2018 Round square conference to what was, only days before, the site of the city’s Ganpati festivities.
Mr. Om Dhumatkar
Om Dhumatkar is an applied strategist for the banking
sector in the UK and Europe. He is currently the Senior
Manager at Lloyd’s Banking Group UK’s largest
consumer bank -where he heads a small team working
on innovation in distribution strategy. He graduated
from the prestigious London School of Economics near
the top of his class, reading International Relations and
History. Mr Dhumatkar was valedictorian of the first
graduating class of the Dhirubhai Ambani International
School, in addition to serving as its first Head Boy and the founding editor of its school magazine, although he admits to having been
somewhat less successful as the school football team’s first goalkeeper.
He currently lives in London, and is a hobbyist painter in his spare time. He is also a keen runner, having completed the London Marathon in April, and has his hands full with two half marathons in the next month - the Oxford Half on 7th Oct and the Wimbledon Half on 14th October.