To commemorate 90 years of its existence, Modern School on Barakhamba Road in the Capital is hosting a series of events demonstrating creativity and innovativeness of young minds beginning November 10.
The festivities will begin with a fashion extravaganza, “La Dolce Vita”, choreographed by students. More than just a ramp show, it is being set up as an event to encourage students to pursue fashion designing as a promising career.
A play on communal harmony, “Gandhi Tum Zinda Ho”, will be staged on the second day. On November 14, Founder's Day, ballet “Lehron ka Utsav” will be staged.
A special highlight will be a weeklong summit on “Ideas, innovations and designs”.
Titled “Community Development and Leadership Summit”, CDLS will be inaugurated by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on November 15.
“Mahatma Gandhi, who wanted quality schools matching in excellence with missionary institutes, had visited and blessed our school. Bearing in mind the values and traditions of a 90-year-old educational system, we are about to embark on an inspiring journey,” said Principal Lata Vaidyanathan addressing a press conference on Wednesday.
For the school it will be a “monumental experience” as it will provide accommodation to 100-odd boy and girl students from foreign countries at its premises. Students from the US, United Kingdom, Pakistan, China, Italy, Mexico, Germany and other countries have confirmed their participation.
“We want to inculcate leadership qualities and a sense of social responsibility towards the community. Exchange of ideas will empower students to comprehend the role of leadership in community development. Living, learning and immersing themselves in each other cultures will widen their perspective and give them a competitive edge,” said Ms. Vaidyanathan.
On November 19, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has been invited to deliver a talk.
Students will prepare a wide array of dishes in a multi-cuisine session under the guidance of Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor on November 20.
Foreign students would visit Raj Ghat and be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Capital.
They will travel to Agra to visit the historic Taj.
To know what Modern School stands for in terms of its philosophy, they will also attend the Founder's Day celebrations.