The role of grandparents is unparalleled and unmatched. They are the epitome of love, patience, and care. They are the strong pillars of values and traditions that our society rejoices in. To celebrate this special bond, Sri VIS, sector -18, Dwarka organized The Grandparents’ Days, on 4thand 11thDecember, 2010 in four shows..
The Chief Guest for the occasion on 11th December was Mr. S Regunathan, Former Chief Secretary, Delhi and Advisor, National Knowledge Commission.
The Guests of Honour for the events were Shri Rajpal ji , Founder Chairman Venkateshwar Group of Schools, Mr. Deepak Sharma, an eminent Voice Artist and Mr. Ranjan Aneja, a prominent media personality.
Mr. Sailander Solanki, Chairman, Sri VIS, Group Capt. Ishwar Singh, Advisor – Value education, SVIS and Mr. Kamal Solanki, Director Finance ,VIS ,Sec -10 were also present on the occasion.
Principal, Ms. Nita Arora, welcomed the gathering. In her welcome address, she emphasized upon the age old bond of grandparents and children. She urged the august gathering to continue to strengthen the Multiple Intelligences of the children for their holistic development.
All shows were unique in their realms. The first two transported us into the land of fables through the dramatization of fairy tales whereas the other two took out excerpts from Indian mythology by presenting ‘Krishna Leela’.
The celebrations on 4th December started on a high note with the young and dynamic Pre-Schoolers welcoming the grandparents with a welcome song, expressing their love for them. The narrators left everybody spellbound with their oratorical skills. The Welcome Dance, left the audience tapping their feet. The Pre-Schoolers reversed the roles and took the grandparents down the memory lane by narrating stories which they had once heard from them. The stories depicting Thumbelina, Snow White and Pied Piper left everyone spellbound. The Sports Ramp Show was also showcased by them with poise and elan.
As an ode to their parents, the mothers of the young ones also gave an electrifying performance which added zing to the occasion. It was highly applauded by one and all. Thus this year’s performance brought the three generations together .
On 11thDecember, the Pre-Primary picked up the narrative ‘Krishna Leela’ and depicted nine stages of his life-beginning from his birth to the imparting of Gita Saar to Arjun.
The young ones stole every-one’s heart through their soul stirring portrayal of each scene. The stage setting and props gave the performance a real feel which gave one a feel of sitting in Vrindavan at one time to being in the midst of the battlefield at other times. The occasional chants of ‘Jai Sri Krishna ‘from the audience marked the success of the performances.
SVIS KIDS In-charge, Ms. Shama Kapoor proposed the vote of thanks wherein she thanked the participants, their mentors and the august gathering.
The four back to back shows indeed made each grandparent proud of their grandchild and the school was indeed acclaimed as one of the places where values and traditions support the modern pedagogical styles and the name ‘A happy school’ was truly exemplified.