Sri VIS celebrated its Annual day VIVAAN, showcasing the path of truth through the ballet Raja Harishchandra, on November 2, 2014. Dr( Prof) M C Misra , Director AIIMS was the Chief Guest for the occasion. The Guests of Honour was Shri Robin Hibu, Joint Commissioner of Police, Special Unit Women and Children and Nodal Officer, North East People. Other special invitee were Shri Rajpal –Founder, Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj, CEO Six Sigma Healthcare, Gp Capt Ishwar Singh, Advisor, Venkateshwar Group of Schools, and Mr Sailander Solanki, Chairman Sri VIS.
The School Principal Ms Nita Arora welcomed the distinguished guests and presented the school report highlighting the strong focus on Values, Scholastic and the Co-scholastic dimensions at Sri VIS. The mood of the evening was set by the Junior Orchestra –‘Shrishti’
The Lamp lighting was followed by the invocation dance on ‘Krishna Leela’ that transported all to the childhood of Krishna traversing his antics as the ‘makhan chor’ to the path of righteousness.
The brilliant portrayal of ‘Raja Harishchandra’ by the young and exuberant performers showcased the trials and tribulations of the protagonist and his belief in the ideals he held, notwithstanding the conditions. The audience sat back overwhelmed by the fine artistry and stage set up which transported them aeons back with each presentation.
The felicitation ceremony of the students who had excelled through their multifaceted talent catapulted the audience back to the present. The students from classes VI-XI who proved their mettle in the field of academics were awarded merit certificates and cash prizes. The sportsperson who had made a mark at the National Level were given due cognizance along with the Olympiad Toppers. Urvashi Jain of Class XII was awarded the Principal’s Award for Leadership and Rajat Gaba of Class XII was conferred with the Chairman’s Trophy for Excellence. Sincerity House led by Nakul Gupta was the recipient of the Co- Curricular Championship Trophy of the year.
The stellar performances came to an end with a spirited finale which saw all the scintillating performers assemble for the last bow. The Chief Guest Dr Misra exhorted the students to showcase their best in all that they strive for to attain the pinnacle of success. He also advised them to observe the basic principles of hygiene to avoid illnesses.
The Guest of Honour Mr Robin Hibu touched the chord of everyone present, when he raised the issue of respect for the girl child and women in society and urged all to make their daughters self-reliant and get them trained in martial arts for self defence. He also exhorted the students to never give up and pursue their dreams wholeheartedly. He asked the parents to avoid giving pressures of academic brilliance alone but make their children value their individual talent and enjoy life.
He also found Sri VIS as one of the best institutions that he had visited in India and abroad. He also asked the school to be a local Counselling Centre for children and help in empowering them. He also exhorted all to promote respect for cultural and regional diversity and let India shine as the strongest Nation due to its deep-rooted value of Unity in Diversity.