Students of St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh, participated in Celesta International 2010. The event provided a platform to showcase their skills before an International audience. Forty-one teams, which included 13 teams from SriLanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, participated in various events. The team made the school proud by bagging the Overall Championship Trophy after winning the first prize in Dramatics for the English classic 'Fanny's First Play' by George Bernard Shaw, the second prize in Orchestra for a mesmerising Fusion music, a Consolation Prize each in Traditional Group Dance for rendering a Baul Folk depiction of Guru Rabindranath Tagore's Ekla Chalo Re and an enchanting Choreographic presentation on the theme Innovation. Principal Anjali Aggarwal and all at St Mark's congratulated the team.
Amity International School, Saket, held the Annual Day 2010 where the highlight was a play, 'Large Imprints of Little Hands'. It was an ode to young minds ready to resonate the world with their call of jubilation. The programme was graced by the presence of His Excellency, Ambassador of Senegal Amadou Moustapha Diouf and guest of honour, Sayeeda Bilgrami Imam, member, National Commission for Minorities. The evening began with the Omkar musical orchestra and choir performance which was the amalgamation of classical, folk, tribal and western symphonies beating to its rhythm. Mohina Dar, senior consultant, Amity Schools, welcomed the gathering. The annual report was given by headmistress Anshu Mital. Chairperson, Amity Schools, Dr. Amita Chauhan presented the vote of thanks.
The first National Convention of Private Unaided Schools Associations under the auspices of Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools (Regd.) was held. The convention was attended by delegates from all over the country viz. RS Gupta, former commissioner of police, Delhi; Damodar Goyal, president, Association of Unaided Private Schools, Rajasthan; RC Jain, president, Delhi State Public School Management Association; Siddhartha Jagannathan Unaided Private Schools Ass., Tamil Nadu. The theme for the convention was 'Role and Challenges for Private Initiative in School Education'. Chief guest was Salman Khurshid, minister of corporate affairs and minority affairs. The convention had two sessions. SK Bhattacharya, president, and KL Luthra, general secretary, Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools (Regd.) addressed the gathering. The keynote address was delivered by Harpal Singh, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus, FORTIS, Healthcare Ltd. Dr. (Mrs.) Kiran Datar, former officiating vice-chancellor of Delhi University and advisory member of National Knowledge Commission gave the valedictory address.