The Kindergarten Wing of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait celebrated its 8th Annual day on 6 February, 2015.The tiny tots of IES and Jack and Jill, Mangaf flocked to celebrate the Annual day and faced the congregation of parents and guests with a passion to entertain them. The venue glittered with the smiles of tiny tots reflecting the glint in the eyes of their eager and proud parents.
The evening was graced by Santhanagopal Iyer- Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, N.K. Ramchandran-Chairman Bhavans Middle East, Sudha Ramachandran, Krishnadas Menon-Director, Bhavans Kuwait, Principal T. Premkumar, Principal of Jack and Jill, Mangaf, Vice principal of Primary and Kindergarten wing Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar.
The Supervisor of Kindergarten Rajni Menon addressed the mammoth audience comprising of mostly proud parents and guests. She highlighted the manifest goal of Bhavans Kuwait, is to promote learning and growth in every field by providing a holistic environment to its students seeking rich experiences. She also introduced the theme for the Annual Day “Atulya Bharat” which she mentioned was a kaleidoscope to the rich culture and heritage of India where everything from festivals, music, literature, theater and cuisine were unique and special.
The auspicious lamp of knowledge was lit by the Chief Guest and the distinguished dignitaries escorted by Principal Mr. T Premkumar. It was followed by a prayer song sung by the Kindergarten choir group. Mrs. Rathi Ravindran-Principal of Jack and Jill, Mangaf welcomed the distinguished guests and introduced them to the gathering.
Vice Principal Lalitha Premkumar presented the annual report expounding her observation that the school’s mission is to enhance learning opportunities for students by providing an environment where the student's natural love for life and learning are encouraged and nurtured so that the students will be lifelong learners. She focused on the fact that the school has conducted various teachers’ training programs to sharpen the skills of the kindergarten teachers and keep them updated in the field of education.
The Chief Guest Shri P.N Santhanagopal Iyer, an eminent personality in the field of education who has been associated with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for over 40 years, urged the large number of parents present to build a strong foundation for their children at home, so as to have strong moral values. He said that providing good education was not the only criteria of good parenting. Giving children wonderful childhood memories which make them better human beings was also equally important.
The young and talented students took the audience on a trip to the many beautiful states of India through their dance performance. The event commenced with a programme that paid tribute to the brave soldiers of India. The young Bhavanites danced to the traditional songs of various Indian states like Kashmir, Punjab, Nagaland, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Goa, Nagaland and Tamilnadu. Their confidence and presentation skills displayed along with the colorful costumes and back drop which showcased the rich culture of India were praiseworthy and left the audience mesmerized. The annual day programme ended with a wonderful piece called ‘Mile Sur' which highlighted the cultural diversity of India.
To conclude the event Principal T. Prem Kumar felicitated the teachers and the children for putting up an excellent show. The students received a standing ovation from the audience and parents for their scintillating performance on stage.