Sri VIS, Dwarka Celebrated the Global diversity

Sri Venkateshwar International School, Sector 18, Dwarka believes in inculcating a strong ethos for Globalism as a learning strategy. “Celebrating Global Diversity” through the depiction of “folktales” was the theme of the Annual Cultural Day for the academic session 2014-15, of Class V students, celebrated on 1st and 2nd of August. It was like traversing the globe and getting transported into the realm of imagination brought forth by the fifth graders.

The chief guest to grace the event with her benign presence was Padmashri Ms Shovana Narayan. She holds the rare distinction of being a civil servant and a Kathak Maestro at the same time. The other distinguished guests included the School Chairman Mr Sailander Solanki and Gp Capt Ishwar Singh, Advisor Venkateshwar Group of Schools. 

There were six Folktales enacted live by the students in two slots. It was a journey to six different lands which began from a journey to the Cymric land of Wales, through the folktale “The Golden Harp”. “The Blossom Tree” was an Indian folktale enacted at the Holy city of Benaras and “The Story of Faith and Devotion” was an Egyptian folktale from the land of pyramids. The other stories were “The Robin Hood” from England, “The Willow Tree”, a tale from the land of rising Sun, Japan and a Russian folk tale “The Lime Tree”.

Different folktales bore the characteristics of the culture, folklore and customs of the people from which they originated. There were mesmerizing performances one after the other which kept the audience spell bound. 
On one hand the students reaffirmed their commitment for a greener planet through the folk tale “The Blossom Tree”, an Indian folktale, on the other, they spoke about faith and devotion in their folk tale from the land of pyramids…Egypt. To add to the spell of the stories, the fifth graders serenaded and captivated one and all with their foot tapping Grand Finale dance.

The grand production was the handiwork of a very competent team, led by school principal, Ms Nita Arora and supervised by Ms Renuka Chandar, Coordinator Primary Wing. The excellent graphics were contributed by the computer teachers, Ms Deepika and Ms Barnali. The props and costumes were the contribution of the teachers from art department and the dances and back ground music were the result of the keen involvement of the dance teacher Mr Kishore, Mr Bhupender, Ms Manisha & Ms Subhankshi and music teachers Mr Abhishek and Mr Arun.