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As a part of The Hindu NIE programme two schools in the city put up cultural shows to mark their Annual day.
The unique musical drama with ‘Ganga' as its theme was a feast to the eyes.
The much awaited annual event for children — school day, was conducted in many schools that are part of The Hindu's NIE programme, recently. Sri Vani Education Centre, Hanumavana, celebrated its annual day “Ilidu Baa Thaye Ilidu Baa” at Ravindra Kala Kshetra, while Capitol Public School, J. P. Nagar, held its 4th annual day “Sambhrama” at MLR Convention Centre.
The students of Sri Vani depicted the journey of the holy Ganga from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal at the cultural extravaganza, which left the audience spell bound. The unique musical drama with ‘Ganga' as its theme was a feast to the eyes.
One could see the chaste Ganga at Kailasa, experience the visit to many pilgrimage centres like Benaras, Haridwar, and feel proud about sons like Subhash Chandra Bose, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Rabindranath Tagore, of the alluvial soil, the brave kings who ruled, the enlightened Buddha, culture and tradition of the places all along to the polluted waters of Ganga.
The audience was thrilled as they got the feel of this great life-giving river. Children rocked the show with gorgeous costumes and enacted the journey with grace, authenticity and enthusiasm. The curtains came down with the message “Save Ganga, Save water, Save life.”
At “Sambhrama”, the annual day of Capitol Public School, children from Stds I to X participated. Students who had excelled in various curricular and extra curricular activities during the academic year were given prizes. Lilly House bagged the co-curricular championship, while Rose House received the overall championship trophy. J. Sachin Singh, Std IX was given the Smt. Kamala Memorial Award for the academic year.
Drama and dance
The cultural programme began with a welcome song followed by a dance drama in Kannada “Karnatakada Itihasadalli”, which depicted the grandeur of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. Students also presented dramas on Angulimala and Ekalavya. There were dances that depicted the rich culture and heritage of the country.
The vice-principal presented “Footprints”, the annual report.