Keep your love in the soul – Silver Eye Winner Audio Jingles

Sameera-Drishti2013-iCareInfo2014I am a student in Pathways School, Noida and I am currently pursuing my IB Diploma (Grade 11). I aspire to study architecture in a college in United States of America. I am extremely passionate about reading, writing, drama and theatre, art and design. I believe that these various forms of art, be it the written word, plays, or music can effectively spread awareness amongst the population. When I came across Drishti and learnt about their initiative, I was determined to do my bit and send my entry for design as well as audio jingle. I ended up winning the Silver Eye for audio jingle (radio). I believe that radio can be a very powerful tool, especially because everyday, millions of Indians listen to it while they’re going to work or working at home. The refrain of my jingle is ‘Let a soul see the world through your noble eyes’ and that very concisely sums up the whole idea of eye donation. It is a beautiful thing to do, and I will surely donate my eyes when the time comes.

I decided to make an audio jingle as I felt that it will immediately attract the attention of the listeners. Promoting eye donation through a catchy song was my main idea and so I went on to write these lines:

Keep your love in the soul,

Make love, eye to eye

It’s all right, donate your sight

Let a soul see the world,

Through your noble eyes.

 

Add a little color to their lives,

You can’t see the truth with blind eyes.

 

If you have a heart donate your sight,

Fill light into someone’s life

Let a soul see the world,

Through your noble eyes.

Through your noble eyes.

According to me, a jingle should be catchy as well as the main point should get across. So I prepared the music for this jingle using Garageband, and then recorded the jingle on the same software and compiled the two. It was an extremely creative experience for me and I loved making the whole thing, especially for a cause. I hope that my jingle is able to make people aware of what a noble thing eye donation is!

 

Sun Sunehri… – Golden Eye Winner Audio Jingles

Drishti 2013, Golden Eye Winner Audio Jingles by Snigdha Das

Sun Sunehri si Subah ho

Andhere ko roshan karo

 

Badle zamana, badle hum bhi zara,

Dekar drishti kisi ko,

Netradaan Netradaan, hain ye mahadaan,

Aapke sahyog se hi baate yahi gyaan …

Making of Eye donation Jingle

Thank you so much Mr. Akhil Shrivastav and Antardrishti team for your  appreciation and honoring me with the Golden Eye Award for Audio Jingle Contest 2013’. I feel blessed that your initiative has given me and other artist a chance to contribute a small part for a nobel cause.

snigdhaWhen I got to know about the Jingle Contest, I wasn’t sure about participating, as it was going to be my first attempt as a ‘songwriter and composer for any competition. But I was excited as well because it’s related to a nobel cause. My Mother belongs to the same field, she was an ophthalmic assistant officer and I have seen her working for the awareness amongst villagers and arranging eye camps. She has been my inspiration.

And the real hero of the Jingle is Shaan (my lil’ cousin), who sung the opening lines ‘Sun Sunehri’. I wrote and composed it in a half day and left with 4 days, in which I took practice sessions for Shaan and done with the recording too. When I was composing it, I kept in mind that the Eye Donation jingle has to be catchy as well as delivers the message. Winning was a way thought, my attempt was just experimenting and to make it a really nice one. But Winning an award, has given a lot of boost and confidence to do better work and learn.

My idea was people to take eye donation in a positive way, give up old thoughts for someone who really need us and be the reason of colour in their life. Eye Donation is a nobel cause and everyone should register themself for donating eye.