The Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) celebrated its 8th annual day on the school premises on 5 February, 2015. The eventful evening witnessed a vibrant compendium of colors, light, music, dance, talents, prize distribution ceremony, and the lustrous presence of eminent personalities as the guests of the day.
The events of the evening began on a pious note with the recital of a verse from the Holy Quran. The ceremonious lamp, symbolizing knowledge and purity was then conjointly lit by the Chief Guest T.S.Krishnamurthy, the former Election Commissioner, Government of India, Guest of Honor, P.N.Santhana Gopal Iyer, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, A.K. Srivastava, Second Secretary, The Embassy of India in Kuwait, Ali Judian Al Rashidi, Sponsor, IES, Dr. Badur Abdullah, Official, University of Kuwait, N.K.Ramachandran Menon, Chairman, Bhavans Middle East, Krishna Das Menon, Director, Bhavans Kuwait, and Sudha Ramachandran.
The privilege to extend a warm welcome to all the guests for the day was vested on Anita Sadananda, the Vice Principal, Middle and Senior Wings. An exuberant Invocation dance and an amazing welcome dance was performed on stage by the talented Bhavanites heralded the supremacy of Bhavan and its lifestyle academy ‘The Rhythmscapes.’
The annual report of the present academic year was unwrapped by T.Premkumar, the principal of IES. The report highlighted the saga of success at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait. The report that underlined the countless accomplishments attained by Bhavanites in the spheres of curricular, extracurricular, and co-curricular activities received rounds of roaring applause from the audience.
The Chief Guest T.S. Krishnamurthy addressed the gathering. In his inspirational speech, he emphasized on the importance of an all-encompassing value based education, for which, Bhavan is well known for. He stressed that schools should focus on character building and not merely focuses on imparting knowledge. He congratulated the parents for making the right choice with regard to their children’s education. He further requested them to provide them with a conducive environment at home to emulate from what they talk and how they behave in front of their children.
The most spectacular event of the day was the cultural fiesta, which was indeed a feast for the eyes and ears. The one-of-a-kind cultural extravaganza comprising more than 350 performers was a glitzy blend of music, mime, dance, and virtuosities synced and stringed to a single theme namely, the Vision 2025. The theme was built around the concept that India would regain its past glory under a new and energized leadership by the year 2025. The cultural diversity and great heritage of India was showcased through the depiction of an imaginary journey to India – the land of culture and sophistication, the cradle of eastern religions and classic philosophy.
The three-hour cultural extravaganza was a testimony to the all-round, holistic learning system at Bhavan that does not merely focus on academics. The very fact that more than 350 students could be included in a single show itself speaks volumes about the philosophy and perfectionism with which Bhavan organizes cultural fiestas and interschool competitions.
The much-awaited prize distribution ceremony proudly paraded the young virtuosos in the shimmering limelight of triumph. Awards and accolades were rained upon the talented Bhavanites. The chief guest and the guest of honor graced the occasion with their notable presence. The walls resonated with thunderous applause when awards and accolades were bestowed upon the winners and the scholars. ‘The best performer awards’ of the academic year 2014-2015 were conferred upon five top-notch employees namely .Rathi Ravindran, Anselma Tessy Judeson, Sujatha Jaishankar, Deepa Antony, and Sylvia Lewis by Ali Jidyan Al Rashidi, the School Sponsor for their dedication, diligence, and valued contribution toward the progress of the institution.
Lalita Premkumar, the Vice Principal, Kindergarten and Primary Wings proposed the vote of thanks. The emcees of the day were Vrischika V Nair of grade nine and Nayama Elsa Christy of grade ten.