The magnificence of the Eiffel Tower, the ferocity of the Chinese dragon, the mystique of the Brazilian masquerade, the rustic and vibrant Indian ethnicity and the hearty and sporty German spirit — all this and much more was showcased at the DPS Habba organised at Delhi Public School (Bangalore North), Yelahanka.
Sharada Nayak, chairperson of the school, inaugurated the three-day event. The dignitaries were given a warm welcome by the ‘Dollu Kunitha’ troupe. The welcome and inaugural dances by students were in tune with the theme ‘Carnivals of the world’. There were pavilions representing India, China, Germany, France and Brazil. Besides the fun, the event provided opportunity for students to display their creativity and artistry.
Young and the old alike crowded the stalls where mouth-watering food items from around the world were being served.
A part of the ground was converted into the Isle of Dreams, a section with a fairy tale theme where children could dress up as their favourite characters and play games with gnomes and elves. Handwriting analysers and fortune tellers brought in a flavour of mystique whereas the fire dancers and stilt-walkers were in tune with the robust theme.
K. Rahman Khan, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, and Hans Guenter Loeffler, Deputy Consul General, German Consulate, were among the visitors. The Habba concluded with fireworks display.
Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), MEG and Centre, celebrated its 49th annual day recently. Brig. Pawan Anand, Commandant, MEG and Centre, was the chief guest. He told the students to achieve success through hard work and bring laurels and fulfil the aspirations of their parents. Brig. Anand, an alumnus of the school, said he was amazed to see the progress of the school and the level of confidence instilled in the students. School principal C. Valmiki presented the school annual report.
The meritorious students were felicitated. Swapna Anand, director, FWO, MEG and Centre, gave away prizes in various categories.
The cultural programme presented by the students included ‘Cauvery dance’ that portrayed the conflicting emotions of people of the two States — Karnataka and Tamil Nadu — over the contentious river water issue. It gave a message that natural resources are shared by all in an amicable manner. A German play enacted by students of class 7 highlighted the customs and traditions of Germany and India.
Folk dances from various regions of the country were also presented by students.