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DPS hosts performing arts festival

delhi Updated: Jun 13, 2011 23:55 IST
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Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, hosted a two-day event 'Splendour-The Performing Arts Festival' . It aimed at promoting young talent and achieving joy by working together. A plethora of activities were planned under three categories; Noopur - the dance competition, Tarang - the music competition and Kalarachna - the art and craft competition. Students from all over Delhi and NCR participated in the event. The event culminated successfully with the Valedictory Function.

The Chief Guest, Dr Usha Luthra, appreciated the fact that the programme was in tandem with DPS Society's three-fold ideology of providing a platform for students to attain excellence in academics, performing arts and sports for holistic education. The overall trophy was bagged by DPS Dwarka and DPS Vasant Kunj was the runners-up. Principal Bindu Sehgal said that she was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the students and wished them all the best.

Laxman Public School celebrated a six-day Jumbo House Function to commemorate the 150th birth centenary of Noble laureate, Bengali poet, novelist and educator Rabindra Nath Tagore. The celebration comprised of programmes on this great poet of Indian literature. Each of the six school houses was allotted a day for their presentation on Gurudev Tagore.

The function began with the presentations of Bhakti House. The students spoke about Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore and Gandhian Philosophy. A dance drama was performed on "Satya Meva Jayte" and "Ahinsa parmo dharma". Students performed "Bohi Chey Bhuvoney"-a famous song of Rabindra Nath Tagore which reveals that happiness prevails all over the world. To the tunes of Rabindro Sangeet, a solo Kathak dance was also performed.

Ekta House presented a dance on the cricket anthem "De ghuma ke" depicting "Unity in Diversity". The performances were judged by Guru A. Sivadasan, Dr Anjan Kanjilal and Subhashish Chakroborty. Ekta House was declared as the winner. Dr Usha Ram advocated the fact that the values adopted at this stage will become a great learning experience and will be treasured throughout life.

Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, sent a delegation of students and teachers on a nine-day educational tour to the Kennedy Space Centre, NASA, USA. They were shown various exhibits at the Hall of Fame, rocket garden, launch pad, capsules of Mercury, Gemini and Appolo Shuttles. They were also exposed to lights, sounds and sensations of a real space shuttle launch. The group also visited Universal studio, Disneyland and the American Museum of Natural History. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity became possible due to efforts of the school principal Suruchi Gandhi and chairman KK Khullar.