Aiming for salvation through music | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 25, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 25, 2018

Aiming for salvation through music

The students of Sir John Wilson School took an initiative to reach out to and help the Rohingya refugees in our country. That initiative materialised on January 20, 2018 through a concert titled “Salvation”. Headlined by prominent rock band Nemesis, the concert not only generated funds for the cause but also showcased various young, talented musicians.

The concert kicked off at 11 AM through the performance of Canvas, a young and upcoming local band, followed by Perspective. Indecision and Fort Knight then continued to mesmerise the audience through musical mastery. Blues Brothers, another popular band was also among the performers, who shook up the audience with their cover of The White Stripes' “Seven Nation Army”. Then DXVERSE, a K-Pop dance group showcased their charming moves. Pragata and Samin were up just before the main act; Nemesis finally took the stage and thrilled the audience with their various popular rock tracks.

The concert also had various sponsors and partners support them for their cause. Zonta International, a service organisation with a view to advance the status of women, had teamed up with Salvation to provide aid for the Rohingyas. Other than that, Chatime, Glazed, Pizza Roma, and Time Out were ready with their stalls to provide refreshments.

The event was a meeting place for students from various schools all over Dhaka. Aside from being a part of and helping the Salvation team in their noble venture, the visitors enjoyed a wonderful time with their friends amidst the music. Sir John Wilson School welcomed the guests in its beautiful campus where they could roam around between performances.

The organisational work was done entirely by a team from the student body. They carried out tasks such as setting up the stage, inviting the performers, managing the crowd, and coordinating the concert with astonishing efficiency, which ensured a successful event.

The ticket sale along with voluntary donations from the sponsors and the guardians of the school's students generated the charity fund. It will be sent to the Rohingya community through the esteemed development organisation BRAC.

The young students of Sir John Wilson deserve appraisal due to their empathy towards Rohingyas and for their strong effort to provide financial support. And the huge response it garnered is a testament of the compassion and humanity of our young generation. 

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