SOIL Students learn leadership through music – Sarod Maestro, Ayaan Ali Khan performs at SOIL

School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) had the privilege to host the Sarod Maestro Ayaan Ali Khan, the younger son and disciple of one of the 20th century’s greatest masters of the Sarod – Amjad Ali Khan. Ayaan delivered a mesmerizing performance and awestruck SOIL students with his presence.  This performance was part of the SPIC MACAY Fest 2014 series. SOIL being SPIC MACAY’s key partner in Gurgaon, led this event as an endeavor to teach the practice of ‘Mindfulness’ to young leaders through music.

SOIL Students learn leadership through music - Sarod Maestro, Ayaan Ali Khan performs at SOIL

Commenting during the occasion, Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder & CEO, SOIL said, “Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the ‘moment’. Music enables self awareness in which our inner voice is the witness of all that we think, feel or do.”  He thanked Ayaan & SPIC MACAY leaders for their graceful presence and for giving SOIL students an opportunity to experience & learn through this rare art form.

Ayaan during his performance mentioned “When the hearts are in place, music follows”. He complimented SOIL for taking such initiatives and encouraging students to learn through multiple intelligences.


About School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL):

SOIL is a unique b-school co-created by a group of 32 leading companies from across industry verticals which provides holistic education that builds inspired leaders by enabling people to know who they are, recognize their purpose and realize their full potential, to build organizations of consequence. To accomplish this we nurture character, build competence and generate enthusiasm.

Some of our unique interventions include one-on-one mentoring by senior industry leaders, teaching business ethics through theatre, mindfulness through yoga & wellness, application of management concepts via Action Learning Projects (ALP), developing compassionate and socially responsible leaders via Social Innovation Program (SIP) etc. W:

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School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) founded in 2008 and a member of the AMBA development network is among India’s leading business schools. SOIL was co-created by 32 companies with the aim to build global leaders that make a difference to the community. SOIL’s new 2 Acre Green campus in Gurgaon - School of Business Design will begin offering a new 2 year PGDM in Business Design starting in 2018 and will offer the best of business, design and liberal art management education to students. SOIL now offers 2 recognized programs – One-year PGPM in Business & HR Leadership and & Two Year PGDM in Business Design