Sameera-Drishti2013-iCareInfo2014

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!