World Music Day
Plato said, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything”.
Owing to the pandemic, HPS celebrated World Music Day virtually on the 21st of June at 5:30 pm. Nevertheless, teachers and students participated enthusiastically.
After the welcoming address, grade 12 (2020-2021 batch) students presented a spectacular musical show and displayed their amazing skills and talent.
Thwishaa Bansal & Shashwat Lohia played ‘When we were young’ by Adele, ‘Mean Streak’ respectively on their acoustic guitar.
Aaria Reddy & Tanvi Varigala enthralled the audience by rendering melodious songs – ‘Never not’ by Lauv & ‘Merupula Poovula Dandaga’ respectively.
BVS Pranav & Ahana Basu captivated the audience with ‘Kyon’ from Barfi and ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kaha’ by Prateek Kuhad and Jasleen Royal while strumming their acoustic guitars.
Pranav Debbad stunned the audience when he sang both parts of Lata Mangeshkar and A.R.Rahman of the song ‘Lukka chuppi’ from the movie Rang de Basanti.
All the students who performed, then shared what music meant to each of them. It was a beautiful insight into how every individual perceives music and how it defines their love for it.
The next set of performers were the teachers.
Ms. Amritha Chakravarthi stole the show with her mesmerizing voice. Then the Music Department took over the stage. Mr. Michael Ballem played a beautiful piano cover of the song- The River flows in you.
This was followed by a Medley by Ms. Moushmi Chitrakar & Mr. Emmanuel Praveen and they were supported by Mr. Michael Ballem on the Keyboard and the drum pads.
The teachers’ performance concluded with Mr. Emmanuel Praveen covering the song -‘ We are the world’ composed by Michael Jackson and various other singers.
The staff enjoyed participating in a small fun and interactive session. A few seconds of audio of an advertisement was played and the teachers had to guess the advertisement.
The event concluded with the principal address and a vote of thanks by Mr. Emmanuel Praveen.