23th July, 2018, Delhi: Welcoming its 2018 silver jubilee batch of students of design, fashion, business and media; Pearl Academy organized an orientation program at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi. Celebrated author Devdutt Pattanaik was the chief guest at the event. Pearl Academy’s Ideation Partner and internationally renowned fashion designer Manish Arora also graced the occasion and inspired the students.

This event is the start of the orientation program for the design students who over the next one week will be taken through a series of multi-disciplinary workshops – POWWOW. POWWOW is an invigorating initiative by Pearl Academy’s Foundation School, that offers a multitude of workshops for the young and pepped up minds who are about to enter the world of creativity and design. Designed to support new students develop personally, professionally and academically, a series of multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary activities will motivate young minds towards creative thinking.

The theme for POWWOW 2018 is #powwowCITY’18. With Pearl Academy’s presence in 4 cities, namely Delhi, Noida, Mumbai and Jaipur, POWWOW is committed to making the city a more culturally dynamic place by activating spaces, engaging in the arts, and generating pride in the city. The interplay of natural and manmade defines a city and the workshops will revolve around this notion. Over the next one week, students will get a taste of theatre, drama, poetry, Puppetry, music and drum through various workshops. Joyjeet Mukherjee, a trained percussionist who has been playing for various bands since childhood and performed on Radio, TV and various live events and concerts introduced students to the drum rhythm. Swaraansh Mishra who comes from the famous ‘Banaras Gharana’ will assist students in creating, composing and writing music. Young aspirants explored forgotten folk stories, urban legends and history of Delhi through the workshop with Abhinav Sabyasachi, theatre artist and director of many street plays; Contemporary musician Rahul Sharma will hold workshop on sustainable ways to make musical instruments like straw flutes and cardboard Jew harps. The idea of the workshop is to connect with the primary sounds of Nature and surroundings. Actor and well-known theatre personality Sukhesh Arora’s workshop will be an exploration of the regular comings and goings, the patterns of daily life and behaviour, the sounds and the smells which make up the visible and invisible city we live in. ‘The Living Art’ will be a workshop held by a Delhi based puppeteer Varun Narain. The workshop is designed to introduce human beings to Object Theatre - Puppetry and related areas of creative expression. Business Management consultant Kaushik Bhattacharya will take young curious minds through a journey of words - the basis for all languages, and explain how visuals marry in the world of communication.

Graduating students from Delhi campus have found placement in global companies like Accenture, H&M, CapGemini, Coach, Emporio Armani, Walt Disney to name a few. Pearl’s reputation of preparing ‘Industry-ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last four years. Pearl Academy has been awarded as the Best Design Institute by ASSOCHAM for the third year in a row and is the first and the only Indian institute to be amongst top 25 colleges as per Business of Fashion (BoF) Global Fashion School Rankings 2017 (Graduate).

Author Devdutt Pattanaik, said “As per his quote on Saturday”.

Prof. Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy said, I heartily welcome the batch of 2018 and am sure that they will have a great experience at Pearl Academy. Nurturing creative minds for the last 25 years, the Pearl Total Learning System offers innovative platforms to students preparing them to be industry-ready. The multi-disciplinary Pow Wow workshops are an example of this. This is our silver jubilee batch of students in Delhi and I look forward to their transformation into young designers.