“When words fail......music speaks” One short quote by renowned musician Hans Christian Andersen was what lead to the innovative theme of the fourth Postcard hosted by DAIS - ‘Music and Moods’. The driving force of the planning team were their RS mentors, Ms. Manisha Nanda and Ms. Pratima Sridhar. The student leaders came up with the most interactive, imaginative and innovative interactions to mark the 60 minute Postcard. After almost four months of rigorous planning by student leaders from Grades 7 - 9, the Postcard hosted on 29th March 2023, saw participation from 19 schools in 8 countries including Armenia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Oman, Pakistan and South Africa. With a large team of over 51 baraza leaders who successfully engaged 17 breakout rooms, Round Square Central congratulated DAIS for having the most number of baraza rooms and leaders in a Round Square hosted Postcard ever.
Over 175 delegates flooded the Zoom meeting for ‘Music and Moods’, all eager and keen to explore music and moods. DAIS student leaders hosted the event live from school, the campus buzzing with nerves and energy - full of anticipation. We were privileged as one of our Keynote speaker joined us from our campus. We welcomed the participating delegates with a teaser on the theme. Fast forward a few minutes, and we dived right into the introduction of the theme of the Postcard - a short video with DAIS students providing their thoughts on the effect of Music on their Moods.
Our esteemed keynote speakers, Armaan Bivji and Sanket Guha, both distinguished DAIS alumni, entralled the young audience with insights into music along with sharing their own journey to making music their choice of career. They engaged in discussions about the current and future landscape of the music industry, and most importantly, the profound influence of music on mood.
Delegates were transitioned into smaller Baraza rooms to connect with others on a more personal level where organisers had come up with interactive games like - ‘Guess the Genre’ and ‘Let’s Add a Twist’ that included clips of music from movies or albums. The delegates moved back to the main meeting for a short reflection on the ideas of music that they learned about.
Reflection: This postcard beautifully conveyed the idea that music is a universal art, one that is enjoyed by all. The planning team recognized the significance of music and its profound impact on mood.