Objective: To make available to the students the brain stimulating benefits of Indian Classical music.
Venue: School premises.
Program: Play 5 minute long Indian Classical Music at the school assembly every morning.
Methodology: Make the School Principal aware of the benefits of Raganand music for improving the performance of school students and persuade him/her to adopt a routine of playing one Raga of 5 minutes every day at the school assembly to charge the mind at the start of the day. For this purpose PDAF will give recorded DVD or CDs containing 30 music compositions so that a different music raga can be played every day of the month.
Raganand music is specially created for students in Laghu Raga (5 minute) format by PanditSatyasheelDeshpande, a renowned musicologist and accomplished vocalist. It is fast-paced word-less Indian Classical music meant to super charge the brain for better learning at school.
Raganand Program Features: Raganand program will be conducted by Inner Wheel Clubs in the Schools in their respective areas.
Raganand kit would be given to the School principal. The Raganand Kit contains 1 Raganand DVD (or 3 Raganand CDs containing 10 Laghu Raga compositions each,) containing 30 music ragas of 5 minutes, Letter to the Principal, Letter of PDAF to the Students to be read out at the inauguration of the Raganand program and later the letter to be displayed on the Notice Board.
The inauguration i.e. the first playing of the Raganand music should be done ceremoniously with the speech of the principal and reading the letter of PDAF to the students, and then playing the music one or two ragas for 5 or 10 minutes.
In case IW Club President is present at the inauguration, the Agenda could be: Welcome Speech by Principal 3 mins (see enclosed draft for the speech of the Principal)
Prafulla Foundation Letter explaining Raganand to be read out 7mins. (Letter Enclosed)
Address by the President of IW club 5 mins (see enclosed draft for the speech of IWC President)
Music: 2 or 3 ragas of 5 mins to be played from the CD sent for the purpose. 20 to 30 mins Vote of thanks 3 mins. Program ends in 30 mins.
Vocalist: Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande
On Tabla: Shri Ramakant Raut & Shri Aravind Kadgoakar