The pandemic has put the world on somewhat of a pause. A pause on social life, education, relationships and moreover, just life of all. While social distancing and isolation have kept us apart, JD Institute of Fashion Technology is making every effort to bring together its students and induce relaxation in them.
‘A Friday Musical’ was a Comm. (Community) virtual webinar organized on 21st May 2021 by JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru as a part of the institute’s 3C’s series – Conv. (Conversations), Comm. (Community), and Conf. (Conference).
3Cs is an initiative of JD Institute of Fashion Technology that aims to bring together practitioners, researchers, and students who have worked on or thought about design from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and fields on one common platform.
Music brings us all together irrespective of cultures, language, race, gender, regions and borders. JD Institute’s ‘A Friday Musical’ was an initiative to bring students and faculty of JD together for a fun, relaxing musical evening. The event gave an opportunity for students and faculty to unveil the musical artistry in front of the community.
The event witnessed the gracious presence of Kiruthika Aravindan, the guest performer of the evening. An IT professional in Bengaluru, Kiruthika has been practicing singing since her childhood and her love for music pulled her to our event. She began the evening with a medley of her favorite Tamil and Hindi songs.
The musical evening also had a series of young enthusiastic students of JD who performed and brought more life to the event. First up was Vydurya from Fashion and Apparel Design batch who sang ‘I am a sunflower’ song melodiously and also brought international mix into the evening.
Followed by Vydurya was Richitha Gowda who enlightened the evening with the Bollywood mix of Kaamoshiyan and Jeena Jeena songs. Her voice was what one would describe as gentle and soothing.
The evening became vivid with Deepvanshika Srivastava’s beautiful rendition of ‘I don’t want to be you anymore’ song. Her husky voice was just what the evening was certainly missing.
Priya Jasmine – Titanium
Music is a distinctive marvel and Priya Jasmine’s ‘titanium’ song took the musical alley of the evening higher with her soulful voice.
How can we complete a musical evening without old Hindi songs that define our love for relationships? Niharika Srinivas’s riveting combination of ‘Aao hushur tumko’ and ‘Kaamosgiyan’ silenced listeners’ hearts in aww.
The event aimed at bringing together JD Institute for an evening filled with soothing music and conversations. The highlight of the event was the participation of faculty that surprised and amazed everyone.
Akshay Joshi, faculty from the interior design department graced the occasion and entertained everyone by singing an old Hindi song ‘Ek pyar ka nagma hai.’
Followed by Akshay Joshi sir was Sulekha ma’am’s last performance who gave a meaningful end to the evening with her song ‘Gazab ka hai din.’ The spirit of the teachers to take up the stage to perform for their students was truly appreciated.
Pandemic or not, JD Institute strives to boost the spirit of students and faculty to create a better environment for everyone to learn and prosper. ‘A Friday Musical’ was a much-needed break from the social distancing and lockdown people are crippling in.