Reach [Out]:The ISCL or Inter Student Council League (Inventure Academy is one of the four schools who comprise this group initiative), in association with CRY(Child relief and You) held a massive fundraising event on 27thAugust 2011 at UB CITY.
Inventure academy was at the forefront, taking the lead in the entertainment programme, in organising the printing, sale and collection of tickets and programmes. The Student Council executive members former and newly elected were everywhere that evening, in a busy helpful mode and deserve much appreciation for their talent and commitment to the Cause.
The programme titled ‘Reach Out’ opened to a short play on the “Rights of the Child”, as students of Inventure Academy depicted scenes of child labour and what more fortunate children could do about such problems. This was followed by our band and singers who sang 2 beautiful songs including “Sweet Child of Mine”. The applause was most gratifying.
“Tarantismo”, Arati Punwani’s( who produced and directed Muse-i-cal Magic @ Inventure last year) dance company, took our collective breaths away by a creative ballet for 5 couples.
In the next half hour while we waited in the amphitheatre for the Rock concert to begin, the anticipation and excitement was palpable!! To begin this part of the evening students from Mallya Aditi International School sang a song.
Then, with a powerful impact Allegro Fudge, the band tuned us in to the real business of listening and throbbing to the beat of their music. This rock band, comprising old Cottonians, truly captured our senses and everyone was on their feet, arms waving in the air!
In sharp contrast, but equal in mastery came a solo performance by Bangalore’s famed guitarist, Konarak Reddy. What an opportunity to let the music overtake those of us of the GenNext, who are addicted to higher decibel levels and more powered rythms. The music melted into its rhythmic motifs of fused melodies of East and west, it soothed and enchanted us almost into a trance!
After Konark left the stage and his audience in rapt admiration of his skills and sensitivity, came the piece de resistance of the evening! Parikrama, the band from Delhi was celebrating its anniversary and were doing this with us! What an impact! What power! What vibrations! 90 solid minutes of hits had this audience singing, dancing and enjoying being taken by storm!
As the gig came to a close, the audience yelled, “One more! Just one more!”
They mesemerised us with their talent, but their whole-hearted participation helped ISCL raise over Rs 7 lakhs for CRY and their work for underserved children.
What a blast! But what a great success for the first endeavour of ISCL. Inventure, well done, for being at the helm of this good work! There's more to come, more to look forward to…
Reported by Parthiv Shah and Akriti Bhargava.