Students display love for country
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 21
“I have seen a lot of hope and confidence in the performance of the children. They are an asset for the nation and I am sure they will grow up into responsible citizens of the 21st century India. Certain items promoted the spirit of nationalism while others conveyed the spirit of sacrifice, showing that the teachers have inculcated such values in children as would make any parent proud,” said Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, speaking at the annual function of KB DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7, here today.
A musical extravaganza, which saw the coming together of cultures of various states of India through the medium of song and dance, made for an entertaining evening at the school. In a programme that was a blend of classical and western dance and music, the students enlivened the evening with their performance as they put their best foot forward to portray 1a colourful India.
Starting with Ganesh Vandana, the items presented transported the audience through the emotions of love for the motherland in “Maa Tujhe Salaam,” patriotic fervour in “Janambhoomi” and the celebration of monsoon season in Haryana as peacocks danced to the joy of the village belles who joined in as folk music played in the background.
There were glimpses of Punjabi culture as students performed to “Mai vari meri samiye” and vibrant folk dances of Rajasthan and Goa took the audience to the land of sand dunes and the coastal verve and vivacity. The Holi dance was a riot of colour as students whirled and twirled in their lehngas. The festivities continued late into the evening. Parents encouraged the students by applauding their efforts.
Prizes were given to 150 students for excelling in the fields of academics, sports and cultural activities by Mr Dua and the First Lady of the UT, Ms Shobha Verma, chief guest at the function.
Presenting the annual report, the Principal, Ms Madhu Bahl, traced the school’s achievements since its inception and informed the gathering that it started with just four classrooms and had grown to a strength of 1,750 student and 42 rooms in eight years. It had maintained academic standards, showing 100 per cent results in various examinations. Members of the DAV Managing Committee and others associated with the school were felicitated at the function.