An event that brought out multi faceted talent.

The sight was awe-inspiring as young children of Lotus Valley International School gathered to sing, dance and celebrate “Indradhanush”, the school's annual cultural festival. The event was organised at Siri Fort auditorium.

Good leadership

The chief guest for the evening was parliamentarian Dr Ashwani Kumar. Talking about the traits of being a good leader, he said children should have a global vision and build up the strength to stand up to injustice and oppression. “An individual's achievements are measured by the ethical imperatives, and the foremost quality in this is the quality of not compromising on any grounds,” he said.

Wind Chime, the Western music choir, presented “The Rose” by Bette Midler. They followed this up with a tribute to Michael Jackson by performing his famous number “Will you be there” — all this accompanied by snow falling from the sky and coloured lights, along with visuals, invoking loud applause.

The school rock band Excalibur set the stage ablaze with its electrifying performance and made the audience groove to the beats of “Carol” by Stereo-nation, “Summer of 69” by Bryan Adams and “The Final Countdown” by Joey Tempest.

Later some of the students gave short recitals on the guitar and the piano, impressing everyone.

The English theatre group performed the famed court scene from the Shakespearean play “The Merchant of Venice.”

The Hindi production “Parikrama” was a multihued affair that took the audience to vivid locales of various parts of India. The show gave a glimpse of the traditional attire, the local festivals, the traditional food and the dance and music of each place.