A Celebration of Unity’ on 17, 18 and 19 January, 2024. The theme this year was “BHARAT EK KHOJ”, which was beautifully showcased through myriad programmes replete with mesmerising musical renditions, dazzling dances and moving enactments celebrating the unity in diversity in India.The three-day event was organised in the school auditorium amidst great zeal, vibrancy and elation.
The programme commenced with the Lighting of the Lamp, invoking God’s blessings. The august gathering and the guests were cordially welcomed by the Principal of the school, Dr. Bandana Baruah. She also acquainted the guests and the parents with the achievements and ongoing projects of the school by presenting the Annual Report. Major General Prasanna Sudhakar Joshi,GOC 51 Sub Area, Brigadier Sanjeev Chopra, Deputy GOC 51 Sub Area ,Chairman APS Narangi and Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd) were graced this colourful event.
The cultural extravaganza began with an intriguing performance showcasing the creation of the earth and culminating with the beginning of new India, wherin different folk dance forms representing the various states of India were presented through music, colourful attire and synchronised dances. This not only celebrated the Unity in diversity but also glorified the rich heritage and customs across the country.
A charismatic Children’s Play on the theme, ‘India ka Dil Dekho’ portraying Mowgli – the jungle boy, was put up by the bubbling juniors leaving the audience spellbound. The school premises pulsated with the enchanting melodies crafted by the School Band on the theme ‘Northeast United’, creating a captivating symphony that echoed through the premises. The festivities rose to the crescendo with the most fervent part of the programme showcasing Assam’s Braveheart ‘Sati Sadhini’ and her unstinted love, courage and sacrifice made for her motherland. The audience was enthralled by the electrifying performances by over 1100 students unveiling the resplendent theme for the occasion. The auditorium reverberated with thunderous rounds of applause extolling performers with immense love and support. The exquisite decorations were absolutely magnificent and a final sight to behold.
Apart from the cultural show, the students of the school had put up exhibitions of Science, Humanities, Commerce and Art and Craft in the school premises which were greatly appreciated by the Chief Guests and the parents. Overall, the three-day celebration was a resounding success, and a harmonious blend of cultural richness and scientific exploration leaving a lasting impact on everyone present.
(Source: Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Rawat PRO Defence Guwahati)
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee