Our mission has always been to educate the youth to be active, free-thinking who are socially responsible citizens, unlocking aesthetic and emotional apart from intellectual, moral, physical potential at the same time.
One of the examples of our students being socially responsible and caring is when we got to know a team of Greenwood High International Sarjapur students who have come up with a cause to fund a residential school in Rajasthan.
Ainesh Mohan, a student from Grade 11 IB Diploma Program, along with his classmates have started an initiative called Musical Messiahs. “It’s a non-profit initiative through which we aim to raise funds for people in need by conducting music concerts”, says Ainesh.
Neha Gupta, another Grade 11 IBDP student mentions, “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to keep our first event a virtual one where our team of young musicians will display their skills through several music pieces from their homes.” This virtual concert will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook on 20th June 2020 – Saturday.
“The sole cause of the initiative is that the funds collected will be utilized to provide a months’ food supply to a residential school, also an NGO named Sucheta Kriplani Shiksha Niketan (www.sksn.org), which provides underprivileged, disabled children, coming from far off villages, a safe environment to learn and grow so that they can adapt to the outside world”, adds Aarush Mohan from Grade 6.
Located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, it is a senior secondary, co-educational residential school established in 1991. It’s a home for over 500 physically challenged children and approximately 50 fully able day scholars.
It was in 2001 when more than 20 disabled girl-students were inducted of which many of them attended school for the first time. Both boys and girls study together with their own separate boarding facilities and are provided pro bono.
Nachiket Yadav, another band member happily shares, “Our first virtual fundraiser concert is now also being promoted in the United Kingdom by Indiability Foundation, which is also registered over there. We all are working closely with Ms. Sneh Gupta, Executive Director of SKSN and Founder of Indiability Foundation to raise funds for the students of SKSN. She is a social entrepreneur, a former actress, and a famous BBC documentary producer.”
The team consists of mostly Grade 11 students from Greenwood High International School, Sarjapur Branch as follows:
Ainesh Mohan – Pianist and the Ideator of Musical Messiah
Anirudh Krishnakumar – The Pianist
Aryan Jain – The Acoustic Guitarist
Sampreeth Immidisetty – The Classical Guitarist
Prajeet Kumar Roy – The Electric Guitarist
Nachiket Yadav – The Electric Guitarist
Siddarth Sundaraan – Guitarist
Neha Gupta – Classical Vocalist
Deekshita T – The Carnatic Singer
Virochan Pandit – The Clarinet Player
Aarush Mohan – The Youngest Messiah, and a Pianist from Grade 6
As Ainesh lastly mentions a quote by Bono from the music band U2, “Music can change the world because it can change people.”
Support Musical Messiahs, the initiative by these 11 children who are putting in great efforts getting different genres of music together towards a very noble cause.
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