It was a day meant for young talent to showcase their skills.The weeklong silver jubilee celebrations of National Public School, Indiranagar, culminated with the cultural extravaganza Tarang '07 organised at the school premises recently. The day belonged to the upcoming vocalists, instrumentalists and danseuses of Grade 8, 9 and 11. The programme began with the rendition of a devotional melody "Vathapi Ganapathi". The school orchestra then cast its spell with "Navavarna", a performance of two popular classical instrumental pieces, English notes and Raghuvansha Sudha. The young danseuses of the school presented a classical fusion dance that included all the classical dance forms of India. The Krishna Leela brought to life the story of Krishna from his birth to Geethopadesha, while the senior choir of the school presented a pot pourri of melodies in Sanskrit, Kannada, Hindi and English. The programme concluded with Tandava nritya. The heavenly abode, Mount Kailasa was recreated and the performing artistes breathed life into Tandava Nritya, the cosmic dance.
Variety fareViolinist L. Subramaniam was the chief guest. He shared his experience as a parent of the school and said that his children are growing up as well-behaved and disciplined individuals. "The school not only focuses on academic excellence but also on the overall development of a child," he said. Chairman of the institution K. P. Gopalakrishna said that education brings out the best in a human being. Stressing the need to provide quality elementary education, he said that it would prepare the children to face the future challenges better. He deplored the attitude of politicians for not working towards achieving this goal. "If the elementary education fails, then the country fails," he remarked. He derives satisfaction only when his students become not only successful individuals but also upright citizens of the country, he said. The eighth branch of the school will come up in HSR Layout of the city in the next academic year and the group would continue its endeavour of providing quality education to students of various cultural and intellectual diversities, he said. Shanthamma Gopalakrishna, Dean of National Public Schools and Bindu Hari, Director, The International School, Bangalore, were present.