Daffodils English School, Sanjaynagar, celebrated its annual day ‘Ritu Sambrahama’ that highlighted the essence of different seasons. Students, through graceful dances, depicted the beauty of ‘ritus’ or seasons. The grandeur of spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter was portrayed to the melodious foot-tapping music.
The presentation began with the ‘Pari’(an angel) descending on the earth and her chance meeting with ‘Chota Bheem’, the cartoon character. It revolved around Chota Bheem explaining the beauty of Nature through the shades of different ‘ritus’. Each season was introduced by the Bharatnatyam performance in the form of ‘jatis’ (phrases) based on Hindustani ragas. The message underlining the performance was that it was the duty of one and all to protect planet earth.
D. Mangala Priyadar shini, principal, VVS Degree College, was the chief guest. She urged the parents not to encourage their children to achieve their goals and avoid comparing them with their peers. She had a word of appreciation for the performance of the students and lauded the contribution of late P.K. Bheemaiah, the founder of the institution, to the field of education.
Students who had brought laurels to the institution in the SSLC and ICSE board examinations were felicitated. Meritorious students from Classes V to X received prizes and certificates.
School principal Radha Krishna Murthy welcomed the gathering and presented the annual report.
Ryan International School, Bannerghatta, held a special assembly to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava. The entire programme was conducted in Kannada. Students who had won prizes in Kannada handwriting competition were given prizes. Students presented songs and dances that highlighted the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.
Song and dance
At the celebrations held in Siddaganga Public School, Chandra Layout, retired Principal District and Sessions Court judge Dakshina Murthy was the chief guest.
Students presented dances and songs highlighting the glory of the State. Students spoke on the achievements of some of the famous Kannadigas. School secretary B.N. Channappa spoke on the importance of the mother tongue as the medium of instruction in schools.
Faculty members of Baldwin Girls’ High School, Richmond Road, presented a cultural programme during Children’s Day celebrations.
The theme of the programme was ‘retro to metro’ and teachers presented dances to the tunes of Bollywood numbers of the 90s. They also danced to the tunes of the latest ‘Kolaveri di’ and ‘Gangnam style’ songs.