Commemorating the year-end festive season, pre-celebrations of Christmas were held today at South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Primary School, near Okhla Water Tank. To mark the occasion, a cultural programme was arranged at the school premises, where both students and teachers took part with equal amount of enthusiasm.
The programme began at 10.30 AM with a welcome song “Swagatam” by a group of students from the 5th standard. A dance mash up by the nursery and KG students on “Zoobi Doobi” and other Bollywood songs enthralled the audience.
Mr. A J Philip, Secretary and Chief Executive, Deepalaya motivated the students by narrating a story written by American author O. Henry; this story “The Gift of Magi” is a sentimental tale of the challenges and selfless sacrifices of a couple to buy Christmas gifts for each other. The moral of the story was that love is precious and priceless at the same time.
Mrs. Jaswant Kaur, Executive Director, Deepalaya and Mr. Jagmohan, Principal of the school alsogave speeches to inspire the students in academics and extra-curricular.
Under the guidance of music teacher Mr. Himanshu Anand, students from various classes put up song performances too. Befitting the occasion, songs like “Ghanti Bajao Santa aya” and “Jingle Bells” were played. Some of the children dressed up as young Santas to mingle with the rest of the children and distribute gifts. Mamta, a student of 5th standard presented a song highlighting the message of “Swachh Bharat”. Towards the end, refreshments were also distributed to more than 200 students who attended the function.