Imprints on the sands of time !!!
Having completed glorious 5 years, the Indian Educational School, celebrated this triumph during the academic year distinctly by holding numerous events. Enormous hard work, hours of toil, apprehensions, excitements and a multitude of emotions! But the most imperative driving force behind the scene was the unnerving excitement on seeing the primary children performing before an enormous audience for the Annual Day Programme on 8th February, 2012.
Rendezvous with the glorious past – the theme for the Annual Day of Primary Section offered a coordinated picture of world history. A transdisciplinary cooperation put together a musical depiction of the complex world civilizations ranging across a multitude of continents and eras. A few 1000 years of human past were presented in a truly global perspective.
Shri P.N. Santhanagopal Iyer , Joint Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India , an educationist with a vision and stimulating ideas for the young generation, was the honoured Chief Guest for the event. In his address to the parent community he advocated the need to help children build on their strengths, nurture their talents and explore all possibilities. He spoke about the contribution of Bhavans towards building an intelligent community through its educational movement. He also informed the gathering about the numerous plans of Bhavan during the year to celebrate the 175th birth anniversary of DR. K.M. Munshi , founder of Bhavans Family of educational institutions. The proficiency awards to the deserving students of the primary wing were also given away by the Chief Guest.
The events were steered through the evening by a trio of elegant, confident and poised young comperes of the primary wing. These young orators kept the audience engaged throughout the show and skillfully covered every segment of the programme.
The mammoth event continued with the Lighting of the auspicious lamp of knowledge by the honourable chairman Mr. Ramchandra Menon accompanied by the Chief Guest Shri P.N. Santhanagopal Iyer, Guest of Honour for the evening
Mr Krishna Das Menon( Director, Bhavans, Kuwait), Principal Mr. T.Premkumar and Vice-Principal Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar .
Principal Mr. T.Premkumar in his address to the gathering emphasized that the school not only offered the best in academics but also encouraged an overall development of the students through various extracurricular activities conducted and taught by talented and capable teachers.
Vice Principal Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar presented the annual report reiterating the fact that modern education enveloping the traditional form of education in school not only supplements the learning process but also helps students to extensively acquaint themselves to a growing world ahead.
The celebrations began with the recital of verses from the Holy Quran followed by the prayer song by the school choir. The invocation dance that followed was a lovely rendition of the Ganesh Vandana. The young dancers’ agility and graceful movements and their emotive skills were apposite enough to compel celestial deities to shower their blessings on the school.
The flawless recitation of the very famous poem “The Visitor” by Ian Serraillier eerily gave goose bumps to the listeners. Adhering to the theme ‘Rendezvous with the glorious past’ students of class I paid a Tribute to the land of Kuwait. They portrayed the journey of nomadic tribes across the scorching and bleak desert sand and their quest for a land where they found peace and happiness and contributed to the global economy in the most inconceivable way with the discovery of petroleum. Students of class I conveyed in a subtle manner the torments that have made Kuwait what it is today.
A French dance recital by students of class 3 and 4 based on a song by the famous singer Ilona Mitrecey titled “Un monde Parfait” magnetized the audience. Class 2 came up with a unique twist in the very famous tale of “Puss in Boots” as the master cat embarks on a voyage of rich lands and immortal civilizations. Puss took the audience to China, the land of silk, the land of emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. Students displayed Kung fu the most famous form of martial arts .The peak of this segment was the very famous ‘Chinese umbrella dance and Dragon dance’. Egypt, the land of the beautiful Queen Cleopatra and pompous Pharaohs were also portrayed and the audience was enthralled with the Egyptian Dance number proficiently choreographed and coordinated.
The journey further took the spectators to India, the land of the Vedas, the land of river Ganges and the land where religions were born and have survived for centuries. Students of class 2 portrayed the evolution of Harappan civilization into a Vedic culture which has now grown multifold and spread across the Indian subcontinent. The culmination of the performance was the very popular classical number ‘ Dhim Tadare….’ followed by a musical video on communal harmony in India.
A musical play adapted from the Greek myth ‘Quest For The Golden Fleece’ was enacted by students of class 3. Exquisite costumes reliving the mystic Greek era gave an aura of celestial beauty to the characters. The stage shone with larger than life props like the Argo and the fire breathing Dragon and the audience watched mesmerized as they travelled in time to arrive at the threshold of ancient Greek civilization .
The grand finale of the evening was the class 4 performance titled ‘ Imprints On The Sands Of Time’ about India’s glorious past. They performed a dance ballet depicting the contribution of Indian stalwarts like, Sage Bharata, Sushrutha, Panini, Sage Bharadwaja in the fields of surgery, astronomy, mathematics, performing arts and so on and so forth. They exhibited the importance of Sanskrit language and world’s first university ‘Taksasila’ and ‘University of Nalanda’.
As Albert Einstein rightly said- “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”A show of this magnitude, was not a miracle but essentially magnified the hard work of the students and teachers alike.