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UIS celebrated grades I and II annual day with grandeur

“Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

Under the pleasant evening breeze, the grounds and portals of United Indian School welcomed one and all for the Grades I and II Annual Day Celebrations “Retro to Metro with Aladdin and Genie,” held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 6 p.m. with open arms and joyous hearts.

Mr. Ravi Ayanoli, the principal of Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School, was the chief guest for the evening. The other dignitaries were Mr. Joel Jacob, Executive Administrative Officer; Mr. Radhakrishnan C, Senior Principal, United Indian School; Mrs. Mary Litty, Vice Principal; Mrs. Anitha Somraj, Kindergarten HOD; and Mr. John Thomas, Purchase & Maintenance Manager, accompanied by the School Programme Coordinator, Mrs. Reshmi Elizabeth; Grades I and II Coordinators, Mrs. Surumi Ansar and Mrs. Anjumol Rajeev; and Primary HODs.

Mrs. Hawabi Parkar had proficiently anchored the program. The UIS Music Department and IT Department provided stalwart support and guidance throughout the preparation and accomplishment of this function.

The Annual Day celebration commenced with great exhilaration. The entire school community, including students, parents, teachers, and distinguished guests, gathered in the school auditorium.

The event began with a warm welcome as Thalapoli girls gracefully greeted the guests, setting the stage for an enchanting display of blooming kids dancing like fluttering flowers. The annual day celebration commenced with Kuwait’s national anthem, followed by recitation and translation of the Holy Quran, a prayer, the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries, and a welcome speech.

The cultural extravaganza that followed was a testament to the incredible talent and creativity within our school.

The highlight of the programme was the play based on the story from Arabian Nights—Aladdin, Genie, and Jasmine—with a new perspective. The play showcased the journey of Aladdin and Genie across different eras, from the past to the present. It was a visual treat for the audience, with special effects, lighting, and sound.

The annual function opened with the welcome dance conducted by Grade I. Followed by words of wisdom by Mr. Ravi Ayanoli and the innovative play of Aladdin, Genie, and Jasmine. In the play, Genie shows different generations to Aladdin to choose where he wishes to be the richest.

The first performance was by the students of Grade II, who presented the 60s and 70s eras. It showcased the lifestyle and music of that era and featured popular songs of that time. The students were dressed in retro costumes, which added to the authenticity of the performance. Next, the students of Grade I presented a dance performance based on the 80s and 90s.

The performance showcased the popular dance forms and music of that era, including hip-hop, disco, and rock. The students’ costumes and props were in sync with the theme, and the audience enjoyed the performance.

Ensuing, the students of Grade II presented a dance performance based on the 2000s. In this era, they showcased the rise of the usage of electronics and gadgets and danced their hearts out to the most popular songs of that time. The audience applauded their enchanting rock and roll performance.

Next, Grade II students presented a dance performance based on COVID-19 time. The play also showcased the impact of the pandemic situation on our lives. The first COVID-19 case, the spread of the virus, worldwide lockdown, work-from-home, online classes, and curfew, which affected people’s mental and physical health, the first COVID vaccine, and a comeback to normal life were also depicted on the LED. The depiction of COVID-19 days caught the attention of everyone in the auditorium, and they well appreciated our students for their spectacular depiction.

After that, the students of Grade I performed a beautiful dance representing the present day (life after the COVID-19 pandemic). Children danced to the vibe of recent hit songs in colourful costumes, which captivated and mesmerisedeveryone present.

The programme ended with words of appreciation by our Sr. Principal Radhakrishnan Sir, who spoke about the students who had been preparing diligently for months under the guidance of our talented teachers and their hard work that paid off well.

Each performance captivated the audience, showcasing the students’ skills, confidence, and dedication. The success of the Annual Day celebration would not have been possible without the relentless efforts of our teachers.

Their meticulous planning, attention to detail, and countless hours of hard work ensured the smooth execution of the event. They played a vital role in guiding and supporting the students throughout the preparation process, nurturing their talents, and fostering a sense of teamwork.

Our Executive Administrative Officer, Mr. Joel Jacob, presented a memento to our Chief Guest. Our distinguished parents, Mrs. Sinu Elsa Ommen and Mr. Rajesh Kumar Reddy, acknowledged the efforts taken by the school management, principal, teachers, and students for putting in hard work and making the show a grand success.

The vote of thanks was proposed by the Grade I Coordinator, Mrs. Surumi Ansar, who expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all the team members who worked behind the event to make it a grand success. The memorable day concluded with the Indian National Anthem.

In conclusion, the Annual Day celebration at United Indian School was an illustrious success. It was an axiom of talent, dedication, and combined spirit among our students, teachers, non-teaching staff, and support staff. The event not only provided a platform for students to exhibit their talents but also nurtured a sense of community and harmony among all participants.

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