INTER SCHOOL DEBATE & QUIZ COMPETITION
School annual function “Dhwani 2016”
Based on our own version of the Darwinian Theory, is the mythology of the Dasha Avataras. Running parallel to the silurian period, Devonian period, Triassic period etc. We have the Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha Avataras all comprising the Satya Yuga. And the Vamana, Parashuram, Rama Avatara through the Treta Yuga. Krishna Avatara denoting the Dwapara Yuga. And lastly the Budda and Kalaki Avatara giving us the Kali Yuga meaning the present pay.
All this knowledge was woven into an intrinsic web to be presented as our Annual Day epic play ‘Evolution & Puranas’ . A group of children representing the modern day alongside an elderly village woman of ancient India were the ‘Sutradhars’ of this intriguing journey.
This mammoth task took arduous efforts, scripting, sculpting, balancing, chores, graphing and prepping to result in the amalgamation of joy, melodrama, dance, music and colour that unfolded eventually. The result was, the unveiling of a beautiful intricately woven tapestry. The basic elements of which forms the fabric of the heritage of ancient India. Puppetry comprising of Banraku puppets, shadow puppets and face puppets alongside the traditional ones were well used to take the story forward.
Indian classical ballet and contemporary dance enlivened the drama, the choir of mantras and hymns built the pathos to a befitting climax. And the audio visuals gave the whole play a scintillating effect!
The only element brighter than the performance itself was the sparkle of excitement, dedication and vibrancy that lit up the eyes of the contributing members. It was indeed a very proud moment for all when we received a standing ovation. Truly a stupendous moment for those who had given it their all, to the production and who in turn had taken away from it just as much, in the form of memories, lessons, tears and joys that it had offered while going through the process of creation.
Thanks giving assembly organised for the support staff by the students of 5th grade.
No school could smoothly function without the presence of the support staffs. Recognizing the significance of their services and responding to what they render, the students of the 5th grade not only thought of a day but actualized it by hosting an assemble to honour them.