Pathways World School, Aravalli, Gurgaon, held a musical extravaganza, ‘Pathways to Peace’, directed by Feisal Alkazi. Chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit was the chief guest and also inaugurated ‘Words’—a middle-school journal. The other dignitaries present were Pramod Jain, chairman of Pathways, Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor of Delhi University, Ketaki Sood and Lata Vaidyanathan, both Board of Governors. Director Sarvesh Naidu addressed the gathering. Through stories, dramatisation, dance and movement, the production opened with an exploration of the life-changing events in the early life of Prince Siddhartha, who later went on to become Buddha.
Arwachin International School, Dilshad Garden, celebrated its Annual Day on the theme of national integration with P. Krishnamurthy, director (education), department of education, Delhi government as its chief guest. The cultural programme included various song-and-dance performances, which sought to emphasise Indian unity in diversity prevalent in Indian culture.
The students presented an orchestral performance and acquainted the spectators with their knowledge of three foreign languages through a medley of songs. Director Arun Sharma thanked the chief guest and the other guests of honour. Principal S. Swarup proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Usha Ram, Principal, Laxman Public School, Haus Khaz, announced that all the staff of the school would be donating a day’s salary, amounting to R2 lakh, towards the relief fund for the people of disaster-affected Japan.
DAV Public School, Ballabhgarh, organised its Appreciation Day which included various cultural programmes. Principal VK Chopra welcomed Chief Guest KL Khurana, the Regional Director of DAV Organisation and the Guest of Honour Dr Satish Ahuja, Principal, DAV Centenary College.
The colourful dance item ‘World of Colours’ presented by the students enchanted everyone. The theme of ‘Unity in Diversity’ was excellently expressed by the children through a dance programme ‘Shukriya Zindagi’. The Guest of Honour Dr Satish Ahuja presented the vote of thanks to parents, guests and all the staff members.