The Amity group, in association with the United Nations Information Centre, in India and Bhutan, launched Youth Power 2010-11 recently to spread awareness on the Millennium Development Goals. The grand finale was held at Amity University, Noida Campus.
The programme saw participation from over 5,000 students. Spread over nine months, it comprised several intensive rounds, which included introspection exercises, group discussion, learning, sharing knowledge and leadership camps on the various Millennium Development Goals.
Dr. Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity Group of Schools; Mohina Dar, Senior Advisor, Amity Group of Schools; Col. Ahluwalia, Sports Advisor, Amity Group of Schools; and Vira Sharma, Managing Editor, The Global Times were present.
Eight Youth Power finalists shared their journey as they competed for the title of the Youth Leader 2010-11. A panel of experts evaluated the projects submitted by the participants.
Krutika Dhawan, Amity International School, Pushp Vihar won the title of Youth Envoy 2010-11 for her project on MDG-3; Surbhi Dogra, Amity International School, Saket was the first runner-up and Rasika Sood, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, was the second runner-up.
Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok, put up a musical dance drama called the Power of 1 at Kamani Auditorium on and April 20 and April 21, 2011 on the occasion of their Annual Day.
Principal Dr Ruchi Seth welcomed chief guests Dr Prannoy Roy of NDTV and Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi, Guests of Honour NK Singh, Rajya Sabha MP, and Mr Ashok Chandra, Chairman, DPS Society, and the parents .
Students presented a spectacular performance complete with dance, music and thought-provoking dialogues. After the traditional lighting of the lamp, Dr Ruchi Seth presented the school report and spoke about the achievements of the students. The play, directed by Madhu Sagar of Stagelights, is an ode to the individual child. With exquisite set decorations in hues of blue and green, the play was an audio-visual treat that mesmerised the audience.
Mrs. Sheila Dikshit gave a valuable message to the students that they should not be sound merely in academics. The evenings ended with the singing of the National Anthem.
Vidya Bharati School, Rohini, witnessed a veritable confluence of various cultures as the tiny tots of ‘Marvels’ and ‘Apex’ put up a splendid display in Kidys Carnival ‘Juggles Bubbles’. The event was inaugurated with lamp-lighting by Honourable Chairman Charanjit Grover. The spectacular slide show with light and sound effect unveiled the magic woven by soothing music and robust performances.